Political and social identities

demagogue
(n)
DEM-ǝ-gog
Meaning

political leader who appeals to people's hate and prejudice

1st Sample Sentence

A demagogue like Hitler or Mussolini appeals to the nation's irrational fears and hatreds rather than to their intellect and nobler sentiments.

Root

demos (people)#agogos (leader) (Greek)

Mnemonics

democracy+agog-an agog man leading democracy will only try to win peoples support by using unreasonable and emotional arguments demo (means people) agogue (means leading) so it adds up to leading people in a wrong way.

« Previous