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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace.

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  • 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.
  • In a television address yesterday, Mr. Putin railed against opponents '"demagogy," urging voters not to assume that Russia's revival will continue "automatically."
  • Meanwhile, the CHP leader Deniz Baykal Saturday said there were no coup attempts, but coup demagogy which is exploited for political gain.
  • Mr Fillon dismissed the union demands that the government add measures to its 26 billion euro (£23.5 billion) recovery plan to boost consumer spending as "demagogy". for more
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