What does populism mean?

Definitions for populismˈpɒp yəˌlɪz əm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. populism(noun)

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


  1. populism(Noun)

    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 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.


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Angela Merkel:

    We are seeing nationalism, populism and in a lot of countries a polarized atmosphere.

  2. Pablo Casado:

    Populism causes unemployment, poverty and frustration. The failure of Tsipras is the model held up by Podemos.

  3. Dan Kelemen:

    The referendum was definitely a vote for populism, but it was more so about Italian anger at Renzi than populism.

  4. Sergiu Spatan:

    Seeing the impotent dances of the bureaucrats in Brussels at the sight of the new waves of nationalism and populism.

  5. Peter Callahan:

    We see populism on the rise on both sides of the spectrum. Americans are sick and tired of their politicians being bought and paid for.

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