Definition of popularism in US English:

popularism

noun

  • See popular

    • ‘It became a battle between Yeltsin's popularism and Gorbachev's stifling authority.’
    • ‘Mr Kidd also told the House that day: ‘There are those, of course, who would exploit difference and grievance, because they are a platform and base for a very crude type of popularism.’’
    • ‘Post-Civil-War America therefore seemed to exhibit the worst kind of small-minded, lacklustre parochialism, but it had coupled it with a loutish popularism.’
    • ‘When will this party, which has been around since 1936, with antecedents going back two centuries, come to grips with itself and realise that people want policy, not popularism?’
    • ‘To pander to popularism would be the death of the Booker.’
    • ‘His manner is honest and straightforward and he is not given to political spin or the flood of trivial popularism which seems to guide much of our media and ‘public opinion’.’

Pronunciation

popularism

/-ˌrizəm/