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1. The systematic propagation of a doctrine or cause or of information reflecting the views and interests of those advocating such a doctrine or cause.
2. Material disseminated by the advocates or opponents of a doctrine or cause: wartime propaganda.

[Earlier, organization for the propagation of a practice or point of view, from Propaganda, short for New Latin Sacra Congregātiō dē Prōpagandā Fidē, the Sacred Congregation for Propagating the Faith, a division of the Roman Curia established in 1622 to promote the evangelization of non-Christian peoples and the spread of the Roman Catholic Church in other Christian communities, from Latin prōpāgandā, ablative feminine gerundive of prōpāgāre, to propagate; see propagate.]

prop′a·gan′dism n.
prop′a·gan′dist n.
prop′a·gan·dis′tic adj.
prop′a·gan·dis′ti·cal·ly adv.


(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) characterized by propaganda or propagandists
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Adj.1.propagandistic - of or relating to or characterized by propaganda
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To those political gladiators who are ready to bamboozle and brainwash the general public especially the young blood with their sugarcoated propagandistic write-ups and information and paint themselves as messiahs and saints we are waiting for, we will not fall for your pettiness and we will defeat you.
The discipline, the artistry and the sheer talent on display are legendary, and it's coming to South Korea in a stunning stroke of propagandistic wizardry that no one's going to be able to stop.
It is time for them to realise that such propagandistic exercises simply carry no credibility,' ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, reported PTI.
The author dismisses these accusations arguing that silence constituted "un posicionamiento etico en si" ["an ethical stand in itself'] (iio) and a sign of courage and independence that distinguished them from the deliberately propagandistic and old-fashioned Georgian war poetry.
Other noteworthy points in the book are Harmsen's use of wartime photographs for pedagogic and not propagandistic purposes, his citing of Japanese sources in Chinese translation in an attempt portray both sides graphically in the conflict, and his stress on significant Soviet aid to China's war effort, especially in the form of pilots and planes, on top of earlier assistance from Germany.
The Head of the Delegation of Armenia expressed regret that despite warnings of the Armenian side yet another representative of international organizations with high reputation fell in the trap of the Azerbaijani propagandistic machinery and was exploited by the Azerbaijani authorities.
However, those who disseminate information must be careful not to distort facts for propagandistic or sensationalist considerations.
He focuses on the world view that is expressed in royal inscriptions and iconography that legitimated imperialism and the right of kings to rule--essentially the official formulation of an imperial idea in a fundamentally propagandistic and indoctrinating manner.
Xi's talk echoed Mao Zedong, who spoke at the Yan'an Forum of Art in 1942, which laid the bedrock for the Party's propagandistic use of arts.
It works through its journal and elsewhere to establish an aesthetically informed an properly critical restoration literature and, where appropriate, to counter partisan or propagandistic accounts in the specialist press and in the public media.
Selander juxtaposed her own footage with appropriated clips from Dziga Vertov's film The Eleventh Year (1928), an emblematic example of the militantly propagandistic cinema produced in the early years of the Soviet Union.
With film it was a bit different: Film was a product of the times; it was by and large propagandistic, and the topics dealt with were generally uninteresting.