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[dem-uh-goj-ik, -gog-, -goh-jik] /ˌdɛm əˈgɒdʒ ɪk, -ˈgɒg-, -ˈgoʊ dʒɪk/
of, relating to, or characteristic of a demagogue.
Also, demagogical.
Origin of demagogic
1825-35; < Greek dēmagōgikós, equivalent to dēmagōg(ós) (see demagogue) + -ikos -ic
Related forms
demagogically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for demagogic
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  • Of course I deplore your tendency to dalliance with the demagogic muse.

  • To many even liberal scholars of the day, Luther's doctrines appeared wild and demagogic.

    De Re Metallica Georgius Agricola
  • However, the demagogic wind which had suddenly blown over a part of France had not prevailed in the Department of la Manche.

  • Mr. Britling, who seemed to Mr. Direck to be for a captain rather too demagogic, also ran back to rally his forces by loud cries.

  • The popular tide set so strongly that none dared openly oppose the demagogic orators.

    Orphans of the Storm Henry MacMahon
British Dictionary definitions for demagogic


of, characteristic of, relating to, or resembling a demagogue
Derived Forms
demagogically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for demagogic

1831; see demagogue + -ic. Cf. Greek demagogikos "fit for or like a demagogue."

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