DEMAGOGUE

DEFINITION: dem·a·gogue ˈdeməˌɡäɡ/ noun a political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument. synonyms: rabble-rouser, agitator, political agitator, soapbox orator, firebrand, fomenter, provocateur USED IN A SENTENCE: "he was drawn into a circle of campus demagogues" ILLUSTRATION: