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rabble-rousing

adjective

Definition of rabble-rousing

disapproving
:being someone or given by someone who makes a group of people angry, excited, or violent (such as by speeches) especially in order to achieve a political or social goal
  • a rabble-rousing politician/speech

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rabble-rousing

noun

Definition of rabble-rousing

disapproving
:the act of making a group of people angry, excited, or violent (such as by speeches) especially in order to achieve a political or social goal

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