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ˈpɒp yəˌlɪz əmpop·ulism

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. populismnoun

    the political doctrine that supports the rights and powers of the common people in their struggle with the privileged elite


  1. populismnoun

    A political doctrine or philosophy that proposes that the rights and powers of ordinary people are exploited by a privileged elite, and supports their struggle to overcome this.


  1. populism

    Populism is a political approach or ideology that strives to appeal to ordinary people who feel that their concerns are disregarded by established elite groups. It involves promoting the needs and desires of the general population, often through charismatic leaders, and can exist in both left-wing and right-wing political contexts.


  1. Populism

    Populism is a political philosophy where adherents claim that they side with "the people" against "the elites". While for much of the twentieth century, populism was considered to be a political phenomenon mostly of Latin America and India, since the 1980s populist movements and parties have enjoyed degrees of success in First World democracies such as the United States of America, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, and Scandinavian countries.

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  1. pimplous

  2. pompilus

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of populism in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of populism in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of populism in a Sentence

  1. Leszek Balcerowicz:

    When you have aggressive populists as in the case of PiS in Poland, then opposition parties are thinking how would they respond, and most of them respond by saying that they would keep it, so populism, aggressive populism, tends to poison the political scene.

  2. Pippa Norris:

    And then we had Brexit in the middle of 2016, and if that hadn't been held during the refugee crisis, I do think the results could have gone the other way, but we should remember that President Trump was both a consequence and a cause of the changes around that time. In Europe, autocratic populism was already rising.

  3. Brian Turmail:

    This is the worst kind of populism, given the fact that this administration has been aggressively pursuing sanctuary cities, this seems like an easy slam dunk.

  4. Bohuslav Ilavsky:

    I have always leaned left, admired Scandinavian countries, voted for Smer in last election - but I won't support them this time, fico's welfare packages are pure populism, but he hasn't delivered on his promises to make real change.

  5. Zephyr Teachout:

    There is a rising and very important populism, talking about money in politics, talking about trade, talking about economic issues, within the party, and across the board, there has been a serious rethinking of trade, rethinking of big banks, rethinking of monopolies that have too much power.

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