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[dem-uh-goh-jee, -gaw-jee, -goj-ee] /ˈdɛm əˌgoʊ dʒi, -ˌgɔ dʒi, -ˌgɒdʒ i/
Chiefly British. demagoguery.
the character of a demagogue.
a body of demagogues.
Origin of demagogy
1645-55; < Greek dēmagōgía leadership of the people, equivalent to dēmagōg(ós) demagogue + -ia -y3 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • My conflict with a moribund group of old adherents of serfdom; their accusation of demagogy.

    The Russian Turmoil Anton Ivanovich Denikin
  • Why should it not take Belgium, and destroy there a nest of demagogy?

    Two Chancellors Julian Klaczko
  • It is clearly not the cause of democracy but of demagogy that these champions of "liberty" are out to defend.

  • That peculiar blend of divine right and demagogy is gone for ever.

    The New Germany George Young
  • Demagogism, Demagoguism (dem′a-gog-ism); Dem′agoguery, demagogy (-goj′).

  • Thanks to him the wave of demagogy halts at the temple door and evil fails to triumph in the District.

    The Torrent Vicente Blasco Ibaez
  • Nor was the demagogy all on the side of the Whigs, although they enjoyed the more popular quality of the quadrennial product.

    Martin Van Buren Edward M. Shepard
  • The next six years found unhappy Spain delivered up to every excess of demagogy and disorder.

    The War Upon Religion Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
British Dictionary definitions for demagogy


noun (pl) -gogies
rule by a demagogue or by demagogues
a group of demagogues
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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