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

Historical Examples of propagandistic

  • The physical results of my act cannot affect its propagandistic value.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist

    Alexander Berkman

  • The attempt should be made, if only for its propagandistic effect.

  • His poetry is beautiful, indeed, and may indirectly even prove of some propagandistic value.

  • The failure of my act will lessen the moral effect, and diminish its propagandistic value.

  • "Christo Botev" had a more cultural and propagandistic nature, presenting ideological, literary, and educational programs.

    Area Handbook for Bulgaria

    Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

Word Origin and History for propagandistic



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

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