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propaganda

[ prop-uh-gan-duh ]SEE DEFINITION OF propaganda

Synonyms for propaganda

  • disinformation
  • hype
  • indoctrination
  • publicity
  • advertising
  • agitprop
  • announcement
  • brainwashing
  • doctrine
  • evangelism
  • handout
  • hogwash
  • implantation
  • inculcation
  • newspeak
  • promotion
  • promulgation
  • proselytism
  • publication
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Antonyms for propaganda

  • truth
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PROPAGANDA

"If I work at all, it ought to be this propaganda job," Eric suggested.

Propaganda for the war interests, propaganda for the financiers.

The planetary rulers had taken no chances of tampering with their propaganda.

But somehow the telepathy stuff didn't work at all according to propaganda.

If the Socialist movement is to succeed in America, it must recognize this fact in its propaganda.

Does any propaganda come from Germany to help save America for the Americans?

"Yeah, the Legals want the Crusader for their propaganda," he said wearily.

They are all spreading the propaganda of the new social order.

This philosophy, so useful in propaganda, is becoming a burden in action.

All propaganda is, of course, a practical tribute to the value of culture.

WORD ORIGIN

1718, "committee of cardinals in charge of Catholic missionary work," short for Congregatio de Propaganda Fide "congregation for propagating the faith," a committee of cardinals established 1622 by Gregory XV to supervise foreign missions. The word is properly the ablative fem. gerundive of Latin propagare (see propagation). Hence, "any movement to propagate some practice or ideology" (1790). Modern political sense dates from World War I, not originally pejorative. Meaning "material or information propagated to advance a cause, etc." is from 1929.

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