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prop·a·gan·da

 (prŏp′ə-găn′də)
n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.propagandist - a person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government
communicator - a person who communicates with others
sloganeer - someone who coins and uses slogans to promote a cause
Adj.1.propagandist - of or relating to or characterized by propaganda

propagandist

noun publicist, advocate, promoter, proponent, evangelist, proselytizer, pamphleteer, indoctrinator He was a brilliant propagandist for free trade.
Translations

propagandist

[ˌprɒpəˈgændɪst] Npropagandista mf

propagandist

nPropagandist(in) m(f); a tireless propagandist for penal reformein unermüdlicher Verfechter der Strafrechtsreform

propagandist

[ˌprɒpəˈgændɪst]
1. n (pej) → persona che fa propaganda politica
2. adj (activities, literature) → di propaganda politica
References in classic literature ?
He confounded causes with effects more than was excusable; the most distinguished propagandists with impulsive bomb throwers; assumed organisation where in the nature of things it could not exist; spoke of the social revolutionary party one moment as of a perfectly disciplined army, where the word of chiefs was supreme, and at another as if it had been the loosest association of desperate brigands that ever camped in a mountain gorge.
He was an adventurous chevalier of business who gave up an agent's contract in return for a right to become a roving propagandist.
He felt for the moment a sort of spiritual zeal, the zeal of the propagandist.
He never ceased from his activities as a propagandist, and was always scheduled long in advance for lectures to workingmen's organizations.
Propagandists want to trick us again that these elections will be same as before--another successful government.
Then propagandists can focus their attention on responding to those weaknesses.
Zionist propagandists have equally neutralised public opinion in a surreal Orwellian world of doublespeak and doublethink.
It appears increasingly clear that the vast rural population will be forced to submit and "urbanize" whether they like it or not--all for their own benefit, of course, the regime and its propagandists insist.
Masses of Sindh will dreadfully defeat the propagandists of KBD", he predicted.
It is currently under threat from propagandists like R Butcher who would like to see us return to the rule of the jungle because such superior types think they will always claw their way to the top of the heap.
When it comes to twisting the truth and distorting facts, AKEL's propagandists are unrivalled.
But examination of the skeleton actually reveals that Richard's crooked back was a reality, not an invention of Tudor propagandists (not that today we would want to hold such a disability against him