propagandist


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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 never ceased from his activities as a propagandist, and was always scheduled long in advance for lectures to workingmen's organizations.
He was an adventurous chevalier of business who gave up an agent's contract in return for a right to become a roving propagandist. Later he met a prima donna, fell in love with and married her, forsook telephony for ballooning, and lost his life in attempting to fly across the English Channel.
He felt for the moment a sort of spiritual zeal, the zeal of the propagandist. Its ardor was in part the result of that general discomfort which the sight of all uninvested capital produced in him; so fine an intelligence as Bellegarde's ought to be dedicated to high uses.
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.
The governor led thousands of Bulakenyos to pay tribute to the 'Great Propagandist' whose writings and wisdom sparked an armed revolt against Spanish colonial rule that paved the way to the nationhood of the Philippines.
Russian Foreign Ministry's official Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a commentary published on Friday that the second round of US sanctions imposed on Moscow over the Skripal case is a blatant provocation designed to create a propagandist effect.
He is a fraud, a propagandist and a convicted criminal, who has been deplatformed on social media for his hate speech.
Summary: The eldest child of a convicted Australian-Lebanese terrorist who has pleading for repatriation from a Syrian refugee camp has been a Daesh (ISIS) propagandist who could potentially face terrorism charges at home, a security analyst said Wednesday.
Terming the video libelous, propagandist and fake, NAB said in a statement that it was an attempt to blackmail the state institution over ongoing corruption investigations against a gang of blackmailers.
He said Raila is a notorious propagandist and incorrigible liar who can't even remember the last lie he told.
philosopher Eric Hoffer observed, "The gifted propagandist brings
From the aforementioned premises follows the axiom 'all propagandist activity is basically subjective and it must take a one-sided attitude towards every question it deals with'.