Definition of rabble-rousing in US English:

rabble-rousing

noun & adjective

  • See rabble-rouser

    • ‘History is littered with the debris of self-righteous, intolerant, xenophobic, rabble-rousing ideologies.’
    • ‘These were not wild-eyed, rabble-rousing ruffians.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘After days of restrained, informational talks, here was someone with a flair for theater - a rabble-rousing activist.’

Pronunciation

rabble-rousing

/ˈrabəl ˌrouziNG/