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propagandist

[prop-uh-gan-dist] /ˌprɒp əˈgæn dɪst/
noun
1.
a person involved in producing or spreading propaganda.
2.
a member or agent of a propaganda.
adjective
3.
Also, propagandistic. pertaining to propaganda or propagandists.
Origin of propagandist
1790-1800
First recorded in 1790-1800; propagand(a) + -ist
Related forms
propagandism, noun
propagandistically, adverb
nonpropagandist, noun, adjective
semipropagandist, adjective
unpropagandistic, adjective
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Examples from the Web for propagandist
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  • 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.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

    James W. Gerard
Word Origin and History for propagandist
n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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