Associations to the word «Populist»

Wiktionary

POPULIST, noun. A person who advocates democratic principles
POPULIST, noun. A politician who advocates specific policies just because they are popular
POPULIST, noun. A person who advocates populism
POPULIST, adjective. Democratic
POPULIST, adjective. (of a political policy) Put forward just because it would be popular
POPULIST, adjective. Of or pertaining to populism

Dictionary definition

POPULIST, noun. An advocate of democratic principles.

Wise words

Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.
Nathaniel Hawthorne