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demagogue

noun [C] uk disapproving (US also demagog)   /ˈdem.ə.ɡɒɡ/ us    /-ɡɑːɡ/
a person, especially a political leader, who wins support by exciting people's emotions rather than by having good ideas
demagogic
adjective uk   /ˌdem.əˈɡɒdʒ.ɪk/ us    /-ˈɡɑː.dʒɪ-/
demagogically
adverb uk   /ˌdem.əˈɡɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/ us    /-ˈɡɑː.dʒɪ-/
demagoguery
noun [U] uk   /ˌdem.əˈɡɒɡ.ə.ri/ us    /-ˈɡɑː.ɡɚ.i/
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