Part of speech: noun

An artful and unprincipled politician.

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Usage examples "demagogue":

  1. Many a demagogue has failed of election because we vote in November and not in dog- days." - "The Henchman", Mark Lee Luther.
  2. This is the one; the principle of the absolutist, in a spiritual or worldly mantle; and the other, the principle of the demagogue in the Jacobin's cap, as well as in the Jesuit's garb, forms the counter- part: 'Tis foolish to wait for improvement in fools; Ye children of prudence, make them your tools. - "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli", Johann Hottinger.
  3. This demagogue Scarborough has set the people crazy. - "The Plum Tree", David Graham Phillips.