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[dem-uh-gog-uh-ree, -gaw-guh-] /ˈdɛm əˌgɒg ə ri, -ˌgɔ gə-/
the methods or practices of a demagogue.
Origin of demagoguery
1850-55, Americanism; demagogue + -ry Unabridged
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Examples from the web for demagoguery
  • Over the past year the demagoguery has got the upper hand.
  • From demagoguery to sophistry, the deniers practice the whole range of methods for manufacturing doubt.
  • demagoguery and misinformation are shaping public opinion and in some cases public policy.
  • We need to stop the political demagoguery and fix the real rationing problem.
  • Ryan's budget, and the early fire has been more than partisan demagoguery.
  • They are scrupulously polite articles, but they cede to demagoguery even as they avoid it in their own writing.
  • There's a fine line between likability and demagoguery.
  • Because budgets represent philosophy and values and people care about them, they can represent fertile ground for demagoguery.
  • But demagoguery is the last refuge of the spineless politician willing to do anything to win the next election.
  • Proposing such concepts is base demagoguery and a prelude to dictatorship.
British Dictionary definitions for demagoguery


the methods, practices, or rhetoric of a demagogue
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Word Origin and History for demagoguery

1855; see demagogue + -ery. Demagogy in the same sense is from 1650s, from Greek demagogia "leadership of the people."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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