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Topic: POLITICS

Date: 1600-1700
Language: Greek
Origin: demagogos, from demos 'people' + agogos 'leading'

demagogue

noun
     
dem‧a‧gogue [countable]
PP a political leader who tries to make people feel strong emotions in order to influence their opinions - used to show disapproval
demagogy, demagoguery noun [uncountable]
demagogic adjective
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