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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [rab-uh l rou-zing]
    • /ˈræb əl ˈraʊ zɪŋ/
    • /ˈræb.l̩ ˈraʊ.zɪŋ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [rab-uh l rou-zing]
    • /ˈræb əl ˈraʊ zɪŋ/

Definitions of rabble-rousing word

  • adjective rabble-rousing of, relating to, or characteristic of a rabble-rouser. 1
  • noun rabble-rousing an instance or the practice of stirring up the passions or prejudices of the public. 1
  • verb without object rabble-rousing to stir up the emotions or prejudices of the public; agitate. 1
  • uncountable noun rabble-rousing Rabble-rousing is encouragement that a person gives to a group of people to behave violently or aggressively, often for that person's own political advantage. 0

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Origin of rabble-rousing

First appearance:

before 1795
One of the 43% newest English words
First recorded in 1795-1805

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Parts of speech for Rabble-rousing


rabble-rousing popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 58% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for rabble-rousing

adj rabble-rousing

  • anarchic — If you describe someone or something as anarchic, you disapprove of them because they do not recognize or obey any rules or laws.
  • demagogic — If you say that someone such as a politician is demagogic, you are criticizing them because you think they try to win people's support by appealing to their emotions rather than using reasonable arguments.
  • dissentious — contentious; quarrelsome.
  • incendiary — used or adapted for setting property on fire: incendiary bombs.

adjective rabble-rousing

  • angering — a strong feeling of displeasure and belligerence aroused by a wrong; wrath; ire.
  • damage — To damage an object means to break it, spoil it physically, or stop it from working properly.
  • inflaming — Present participle of inflame.

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