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Word of the Day – Demagogue

By November 22, 2015Word of the Day

Demagogue (n)


A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.

(In ancient Greece and Rome) a leader or orator who espoused the cause of the common people.

Example sentences

“In times of nationwide strife, a demagogue is a dangerous option.”

“The Senator was a gifted demagogue, with particular skill in manipulating the press”

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