[ dem-uh-goj-ik, -gog-, -goh-jik ]
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  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a demagogue.

Origin of demagogic

1825–35; <Greek dēmagōgikós, equivalent to dēmagōg(ós) (see demagogue) + -ikos-ic
  • Also dem·a·gog·i·cal .

Other words from demagogic

  • dem·a·gog·i·cal·ly, adverb

Words Nearby demagogic Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use demagogic in a sentence

  • True to form, he did deliver the most demagogic moment of the night, referring to the “Obama Depression.”

    Romney Wins Debate Gold | Michael Tomasky | June 14, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
  • One day the people might take these demagogic writings seriously and then there would be the devil to pay.

    The Lion and The Mouse | Charles Klein
  • Wisely indeed, he retired from parliamentary life, after realizing that debating power cannot be acquired by demagogic speaking.

    England, Canada and the Great War | Louis-Georges Desjardins
  • I do not mean anything demagogic; I do not mean to talk as if we wanted a great mass of men to rush in and destroy something.

    The New Freedom | Woodrow Wilson
  • It has introduced into the literary profession a demagogic habit, and has set up a quantitative instead of a qualitative standard.

    Personality in Literature | Rolfe Arnold Scott-James
  • This unfortunate declaration of Morris gave the Republicans an opportunity of unlimited demagogic appeal.

British Dictionary definitions for demagogic



/ (ˌdɛməˈɡɒɡɪk) /

  1. of, characteristic of, relating to, or resembling a demagogue

Derived forms of demagogic

  • demagogically, adverb

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