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demagogue

noun [C] 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 ideasSpeakers and talkersLeaders of national and regional governments demagogic     /ˌdem.əˈɡɒdʒ.ɪk/ US  /-ˈɡɑː.dʒɪ-/ adjective Speakers and talkers demagogically     /ˌdem.əˈɡɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl.i/ US  /-ˈɡɑː.dʒɪ-/ adverb Speakers and talkers demagoguery     /ˌdem.əˈɡɒɡ.ə.ri/ US  /-ˈɡɑː.ɡɚ.i/ noun [U] Speakers and talkers
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