rabble-rousing [rab-uh l-rou-zing] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for rabble-rousing on Thesaurus.com adjective

  1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a rabble-rouser.


  1. an instance or the practice of stirring up the passions or prejudices of the public.

Origin of rabble-rousing First recorded in 1795–1805 rabble-rouse [rab-uh l-rouz] verb (used without object), rab·ble-roused, rab·ble-rousing.

  1. to stir up the emotions or prejudices of the public; agitate.

Origin of rabble-rouse First recorded in 1955–60; back formation from rabble-rouser Related Words for rabble-rousing subversive, inflammatory, treacherous, provocative, incendiary, intemperate, plot, abet, prompt, initiate, incite, inflame, kindle, spur, foment, urge, scheme, raise, hint, actuate Examples from the Web for rabble-rousing Historical Examples of rabble-rousing

  • Even politicians out of office found it a subject for rabble-rousing harangues.

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