Definition of rabble-rouser in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrabəl ˌrouzər/


A person who speaks with the intention of inflaming the emotions of a crowd of people, typically for political reasons.
Example sentences
  • And most importantly, both share utter contempt for the politicians who, according to them, are rabble-rousers, inept and corrupt.
  • Trinidad went through one of the most volatile periods in its history during the 30s as they marched to independence - you had labor struggles, government crackdowns on rabble-rousers and full-on riots in the streets.
  • The seats immediately surrounding them remained unfilled; though it was a standing-room only crowd, none of the fashionable attendees would dream of sitting in proximity to such notorious rabble-rousers.
agitator, troublemaker, instigator, firebrand, revolutionary, insurgent, demagogue



Pronunciation: /ˈrabəl ˌrouziNG/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • This extraordinary film is celluloid incendiarism, rabble-rousing cinema with a delirious, delicious edge of black comedy which I estimate to be about 90-95% intentional.
  • Aren't there young men who are swayed by nothing more than the stirring music of a military brass band, or the sight of fine-looking uniforms, or the rabble-rousing rhetoric of a jingoistic politician while the flag waves in the wind?
  • These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians.

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Syllabification: rab·ble-rous·er

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