Definition of Demagogo
Politician and / or person who gives false promises with the sole intention of manipulating and obtaining what they are looking for, which in the case of a politician, is to receive the support of the people. For example: Our political leader is yet another demagogue, it is a shame that we have him in power.
Caudillo or leader of a faction. Normally, it was used in Rome to name someone who gathered followers to lead a revolution.
SYNONYMS FOR DEMAGOGO
- False speaker
ANTONYMS FOR DEMAGOGO
- Truthful speaker
- Exemplary leader
ORIGIN OF DEMAGOGO
The word “demagogo” comes from two Greek terms, namely, demos which means “people” and agein which means “to lead”, this means that a demagogue is one who directs or leads a people. However, the use of this expression is framed in a negative direction of the people.
A demagogo seeks the favor of the people with lies. The only thing he is looking for is power, however, his promises and commitments are completely false. Manipulation, lies, corruption and personal gain are the main characteristics of the demagogue.
CURIOSITIES OF DEMAGOGO
The artists Bad Bunny and El Alfa released a song called “Dema ga ge gi go gu” in 2018. The title, although it does not say it directly, means demagogo.