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demagogic

[dem-uh-goj-ik, -gog-, -goh-jik] /ˌdɛm əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgɒg-, -ˈgoʊ dʒɪk/
adjective
1.
of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a demagogue.
Also, demagogical.
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; < Greek dēmagōgikós, equivalent to dēmagōg(ós) (see demagogue) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
demagogically, adverb
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Examples for demagogic
  • Anti-secular rhetoric, at its core, is a demagogic evasion.
  • Lack of easy answers and clear prospects is conducive to demagogic bidding contests.
  • Some are using this money to invest abroad in terrorism, instability, or demagogic appeals to populism.
British Dictionary definitions for demagogic

demagogic

/ˌdɛməˈɡɒɡɪk/
adjective
1.
of, characteristic of, relating to, or resembling a demagogue
Derived Forms
demagogically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for demagogic
adj.

1831; see demagogue + -ic. Cf. Greek demagogikos "fit for or like a demagogue."

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