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

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • The physical results of my act cannot affect its propagandistic value.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • His poetry is beautiful, indeed, and may indirectly even prove of some propagandistic value.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • The failure of my act will lessen the moral effect, and diminish its propagandistic value.

    Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
  • "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

propagandist

n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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