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[ prop-uh-gan-dist ]


  1. a person involved in producing or spreading propaganda.
  2. a member or agent of a propaganda.


  1. Also propa·gan·distic. pertaining to propaganda or propagandists.

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Other Words From

  • propa·gandism noun
  • propa·gan·disti·cal·ly adverb
  • nonprop·a·gandist noun adjective
  • semi·propa·gandist adjective
  • unprop·a·gan·distic adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of propagandist1

First recorded in 1790–1800; propagand(a) + -ist

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Example Sentences

The man was Anwar al-Awlaki, a well-known and highly skilled al-Qaeda propagandist living in Yemen.

Even before the Cold War, Soviet propagandists had developed a knack for turning America’s problems against it.

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That’s what influencers, propagandists, and industrial groups are doing.

On state television, a Kremlin propagandist even suggested launching a pre-emptive nuclear strike that would, as he put it, scare the Americans off.

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Here Isaacson parrots a state media report, unwittingly playing propagandist.

The influential al Qaeda propagandist, who was born in New Mexico, died in a U.S. drone strike later that year.

By her own definition, that makes her a pretty “good” propagandist.

He had been a leading anti-Semitic propagandist under Joseph Goebbels.

So why is Stephen F. Cohen so eager to act as a propagandist for Putin?

But Frisk makes a strong case that Rusher was not a mere populist propagandist.

In 1898 this association began the publication of a propagandist journal which is now called American Forestry.

A communist propagandist is like a disease germ; he doesn't belong in healthy bodies.

They asked M. de Talleyrand to allow them to say "this propagandist spirit" instead of "certain doctrines."

With Spartan firmness I turned a deaf ear to the persuasive music of the propagandist, and entered where hope is all before.

But let no one think that, by any such representation, he would gain an advantage over the republican propagandist.


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