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propagandist

[prop-uh-gan-dist]
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noun
  1. a person involved in producing or spreading propaganda.
  2. a member or agent of a propaganda.
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adjective
  1. Also prop·a·gan·dis·tic. pertaining to propaganda or propagandists.
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Origin of propagandist

First recorded in 1790–1800; propagand(a) + -ist
Related formsprop·a·gan·dism, nounprop·a·gan·dis·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·prop·a·gan·dist, noun, adjectivesem·i·prop·a·gan·dist, adjectiveun·prop·a·gan·dis·tic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for propagandist

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Historical Examples

  • Secret meetings, propagandist organizations, flooded the land.

    The Genius

    Margaret Horton Potter

  • In 1900 there were in the whole Islamic world not more than 200 propagandist journals.

    The New World of Islam

    Lothrop Stoddard

  • Can you still complain of the propagandist turn of such a man?

    Hilaire Belloc

    C. Creighton Mandell

  • I, if you please, carrying an armful of propagandist literature.'

    The Convert

    Elizabeth Robins

  • The Prussian propagandist has brought them face to face with a new Kaiserism.


Word Origin and History for propagandist

n.

1797, from propaganda + -ist. Related: Propagandistic.

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