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demagoguenoun [C]

disapproving (US also demagog) uk   /ˈdem.ə.ɡɒɡ/  us   /-ɡɑːɡ/
a ​person, ​especially a ​politicalleader, who ​winssupport by ​exciting people's ​emotionsrather 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/
(Definition of demagogue from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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demagoguenoun [C]

 us   /ˈdem·əˌɡɑɡ/ disapproving
a ​person, esp. a ​politicalleader, who ​winssupport by ​exciting people’s ​emotionsrather than giving them ​reasons
(Definition of demagogue from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “demagogue”
in Chinese (Simplified) 蛊惑民心的政客…
in Chinese (Traditional) 蠱惑民心的政客…
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