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populism

noun [U] uk   /ˈpɒp.jʊ.lɪ.zəm/ us    /ˈpɑː.pjə-/ mainly disapproving
political ideas and activities that are intended to get the support of ordinary people by giving them what they want: Their ideas are simple populism - tax cuts and higher wages.Politics
(Definition of populism from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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