Definition of "rabble-rousers" [rabble-rousers]

  • A person who manipulates the passions of the mob; demagogue (noun)
  • Plural form of rabble-rouser. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "rabble-rousers" in a sentence
  • "They heard various speakers' lamentations for the passing of Muammar Qaddafi and the tribulations of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad both Russian allies, claims that oppositionists were on the U.S. payroll, and denunciations of the whole Bolotnaya crowd, characterized as rabble-rousers intent on another Russian revolution."
  • "And I am further convinced that if our white brothers dismiss as “rabble-rousers” and “outside agitators” those of us who employ nonviolent direct action, and if they refuse to support our nonviolent efforts, millions of Negroes will, out of frustration and despair, seek solace and security in black-nationalist ideologies, a development that would inevitably lead to a frightening racial nightmare."
  • "And like the rabble-rousers of Jim Crow fame, they do the dirty work at the behest of oligarchs such as the Koch brothers, who find them useful if not entertaining."