Definition of "demagogy" [dem•a•gog•y]

  • The character or practices of a demagogue; demagoguery. (noun)

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Use "demagogy" in a sentence
  • "In contrast to some of my other professors, he never takes advantage of the podium to engage in demagogy or any sort of language that reveals his opinions."
  • "The very instability of this mass makes it responsive to the action of any demagogue, or of that very special version of Latin American demagogy: military dictators ” and exdictators [i.e.,"
  • "Then further explain how none of our values are so noble as not to be easily twistable into demagogy, which is why he welcomes the rigorous questions into his exercise of leadership in this campaign."