[ rab-uh l-rou-zing ]
/ ˈræb əlˌraʊ zɪŋ /
of, relating to, or characteristic of a rabble-rouser.
an instance or the practice of stirring up the passions or prejudices of the public.
subversive, inflammatory, treacherous, provocative, incendiary, intemperate, plot, abet, prompt, initiate, incite, inflame, kindle, spur, foment, urge, scheme, raise, hint, actuate
- rabe, david,
- rabelais, françois
Origin of rabble-rousing
First recorded in 1795–1805
[ rab-uh l-rouz ]
/ ˈræb əlˌraʊz /
verb (used without object), rab·ble-roused, rab·ble-rousing.
to stir up the emotions or prejudices of the public; agitate.
Origin of rabble-rouse
First recorded in 1955–60; back formation from rabble-rouser
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Examples from the Web for rabble-rousing
Even politicians out of office found it a subject for rabble-rousing harangues.Space Platform|Murray Leinster