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propagandist

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj propagandist of or relating to or characterized by propaganda
    • n propagandist a person who disseminates messages calculated to assist some cause or some government
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Propagandist A person who devotes himself to the spread of any system of principles. "Political propagandists ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n propagandist One who devotes himself to the propagation or spread of any system of principles.
    • propagandist Pledged to or employed in such propagation; given to proselyting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Propagandist one who devotes himself to propagandism
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Quotations

  • Eric Hoffer
    Eric%20Hoffer
    “The real persuaders are our appetites, our fears and above all our vanity. The skillful propagandist stirs and coaches these internal persuaders.”
  • Hans Speier
    Hans Speier
    “A propagandist is a specialist in selling attitudes and opinions.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. propagandiste,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. propāgāre, -ātum, conn. with pro-pāg-o, a layer.

Usage

In literature:

Secret meetings, propagandist organizations, flooded the land.
"The Genius" by Margaret Horton Potter
He has no right as a librarian to be an advocate of any theories, or a propagandist of any opinions.
"A Book for All Readers" by Ainsworth Rand Spofford
A few professors in some of our universities have joined the growing list of anti-democratic propagandists.
"Secret Armies" by John L. Spivak
Propagandists use this technique all the time to get across their message.
"A Practical Guide to Self-Hypnosis" by Melvin Powers
In 1900 there were in the whole Islamic world not more than 200 propagandist journals.
"The New World of Islam" by Lothrop Stoddard
Between the committee's armed forces and the propagandist bands sent over by Prince Ferdinand's Government there were open hostilities.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
But it should be made clear that Mrs. Praed is not in any sense a propagandist on the subject of marriage.
"Australian Writers" by Desmond Byrne
In the few weeks between my return and the beginning of my teaching, I wrote several short stories, and outlined a propagandist play.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
He is never a propagandist.
"Rosinante to the Road Again" by John Dos Passos
I am a patient and sympathetic student of the propagandist literature of rationalism.
"Mountain Meditations" by L. Lind-af-Hageby
Despotism, like Slavery, is necessarily propagandist.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864" by Various
His "Dr. Burgess, Propagandist" is an amateur classic.
"Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922" by Howard Phillips Lovecraft
We want as many propagandists in that town as possible.
"Border, Breed Nor Birth" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
Indeed, the words "German propagandist" had already become a term of abuse in America.
"My Three Years in America" by Johann Heinrich Andreas Hermann Albrecht Graf von Bernstorff
Those military heroes whose influence on society has been permanent have been propagandists as well as warriors.
"In the School-Room" by John S. Hart
I might say I'm a very expert propagandist.
"Bear Trap" by Alan Edward Nourse
The Party also operated intermittently, as the need arose, political courses and study groups for its activists and propagandists.
"Area Handbook for Albania" by Eugene K. Keefe
From that moment the Queen had regarded this phrase as an inadvertence of the propagandists.
"Marie Antoinette and the Downfall of Royalty" by Imbert de Saint-Amand
Crusade, propagandist, against Khitay, 47.
"The Life of Yakoob Beg" by Demetrius Boulger
His poetry is beautiful, indeed, and may indirectly even prove of some propagandistic value.
"Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist" by Alexander Berkman
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In news:

Lying Propagandist Calls Fox News Lying Propagandists.
Those Cowardly, Propagandistic Greens.
Anwar al-Awlaki was one of Al Qaeda's idea men – a propagandist who inspired youth to jihad.
The Black Sands, Todo Mundo and USD's Counterpoint Culture played for hundreds of music fans downtown at the Propagandist.
GOP lies similar to those of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels .
California Democratic Chairman John Burton made a comparison before a Monday state delegation breakfast between what he sees as GOP dishonesty, and Joseph Goebbels, a Nazi propagandist.
Republicans to a Nazi propagandist Monday morning.
The Westbury home where al Qaeda propagandist Samir Khan once lived.
Zimbabwe's Spectacularly Bad Propagandist Fights Mugabe Death Rumors.
Lately I've found that the distance between us and our British cousins across the pond has made the task of visualizing the filthy dalliances between autocratic states and corporate mass media propagandists a little simpler to understand.
Had the British media been overtaken by North Korean propagandists.
As the nation lurches into the 2012 election season, the propagandists of the liberal media have gone into high gear.
The Oscar-winning actress and self-described "ping pong propagandist" envisions a nation of table-tennis players.
Hitler 's arresting personality and his skills as a public speaker and propagandist contributed to his political success.
D orothea Lange was an elite portrait photographer, a government-funded propagandist, an artist, and, most famously, a photojournalist who helped invent documentary photography.
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In science:

One day while delivering a simple lecture on Newtonian mechanics, she is surprised when the shaman raises his hand and claims that physics is a propagandistic hoax designed by the elites as a way to control the population.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
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