Definition of propagandist in English:



  • A person who disseminates propaganda.

    ‘a highly persuasive political propagandist’
    • ‘Germany under the Kaiser was not the monstrous regime it was made out to be by the propagandists of the British empire at the time the war broke out.’
    • ‘Like most propagandists, he measures individuals according to his own rigid standard of how they should have thought and acted.’
    • ‘They may be propagandists for war criminals or thugs.’
    • ‘Today's people are crude propagandists with a lust for power.’
    • ‘Who wins elections is not (much as they'd prefer you not to remember) governed by the propagandists.’
    • ‘Walsh points out that German propagandists and journalists were charged before the Nuremberg tribunal for similar complicity in the Nazi war crimes.’
    • ‘For decades, the propagandists of ‘economic reform’ have held up the US as proof that their program will work.’
    • ‘Low standards of education have left citizens vulnerable to exploitation by extremists and terrorist propagandists.’
    • ‘As the war looms closer warmongering propagandists will step up their flag-waving jingoism and attacks on so called ‘traitors’.’
    • ‘What this means is that several modern artists no longer wish to see themselves as minions or propagandists of a social mission.’
    advocate, champion, supporter, promoter, proponent, exponent, campaigner, crusader, publicist, evangelist, apostle, proselytizer, indoctrinator
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  • Consisting of or spreading propaganda.

    ‘propagandist films’
    • ‘This vestigial remnant of Christianity turns protesters into propagandist missionaries.’
    • ‘The theater was to be run ‘on broad propagandist lines,’ but ‘non-sectarian and nonpolitical.’’
    • ‘Her heritage of social activism influenced her to use her fiction and drama as propagandist tools.’
    • ‘Specialist and propagandist historians have tended to look at the religious phenomena in isolation from this cultural context.’
    • ‘The ability to provide real and ready financial aid is totally different from a continuous provision of propagandist advice only.’
    • ‘For most of them, they have grown up hearing distant propagandist rumblings from the mainland all their life, and in the tradition of the boy who cried wolf, the fear is rather underwhelming.’
    • ‘Over the years, the images on stamps have become the medium for transmission of propagandist messages about the country of issue to its citizens and the rest of the world.’
    • ‘The type of draconian legislation that produces such abuses is not so much designed to tackle terrorism as to manufacture an illusion of it for propagandist purposes.’
    • ‘It had a great deal more credibility than the ephemeral, propagandist organs in which radical views were usually aired.’
    • ‘He unpicks, scene by scene, the absurd, long-forgotten propagandist works of both sides.’