rabble-rouser


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rabble-rouser

Someone who incites others to emotional reaction and/or action; someone who tries to make trouble. The term is always used in a negative way. How can you listen to that fool? He's just a rabble-rouser trying to sway mindless followers so that they join his cause.
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Rabble-rousers can get away with marginalizing students, parents and other members of their community, but educators should not.
Francis, who said, "Sometimes when I 'preach,' I use words." I really think to be effective as a rabble-rouser, we must be an example; as Gandhi said, "Be the change!"
(BBC2, 9pm, tomorrow) ##### WE'LL finally find out just who has topped this poll in what has been a real rabble-rouser of a series.
As for his second objective, Swenson angrily rallied his readers against formalism's biases with the preachy rhetoric of a political rabble-rouser: "How much longer will we rest content with our defective and infectious critical tools and our academic standards?
Angela's younger sister, Laura (Barbara Goenaga), is a rabble-rouser, worshipped from afar by socially inadequate Oscar (Unax Ugalde).
Stirring stuff, but Mozilla has already slipped many deadlines and lost its chief instigator and rabble-rouser, Jamie Zawinski.
And one need not be a longtime rabble-rouser like Beard to be fined into silence.
Being an effective rabble-rouser takes more than fearlessness and commitment to the cause.
Although not a rabble-rouser like Newt Gingrich, Kemp's simple proposal for a zero capital gains tax and single flat tax is gaining support.
King as an "opportunist," a "first-rate rabble-rouser" and "a coward." All of this was tempered by the fact that both men later reconciled.
Prime Minister Imran Khan will have to transform himself from an opposition rabble-rouser to an able administrator.
Smart, an embarrassing showing would drop his value as a rabble-rouser.
Mr Nyenze was seen as playing the role of rabble-rouser for Wiper within Nasa and did not falter, calling up individual journalists to state his position - and apparently telling each that he trusted them and was certain they would transmit his message unfiltered and uncoloured.
I'd rather have May leading the country than that rabble-rouser Corbyn.
EXTREMIST rabble-rouser Jim Dowson has boasted of handing out military supplies to another vile fascist group.