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[dem-uh-gog-uh-ree, -gaw-guh-] /ˈdɛm əˌgɒg ə ri, -ˌgɔ gə-/
the methods or practices of a demagogue.
Origin of demagoguery
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55; demagogue + -ry Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In his manner he was thoroughly democratic, but free from any suggestion of demagoguery.

    The Real Jefferson Davis Landon Knight
  • But the most notable example of demagoguery to-day is not a man, though he be clothed with thunder, but an institution.

  • I deplore the interjection of demagoguery and personal political advancement.

  • They feel that they would be doing a public service in offsetting the demagoguery and sensationalism of most of the popular press.


    Howard Vincent O'Brien
British Dictionary definitions for demagoguery


the methods, practices, or rhetoric of a demagogue
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for demagoguery

1855; see demagogue + -ery. Demagogy in the same sense is from 1650s, from Greek demagogia "leadership of the people."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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