Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The use of propaganda.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or practice of propagating tenets or principles; zeal in propagating one's opinions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The system or practice of propagating tenets or principles; zealous dissemination of doctrines; proselytism.

Etymologies

propaganda +‎ -ism (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • We learn, incidentally that, in 1557, two of the fathers, visiting Hirado at the instance of some Portuguese sailors who felt in want of religious ministrations, organized a kind of propagandism which anticipated the methods of the Salvation Army.

    A History of the Japanese People From the Earliest Times to the End of the Meiji Era

  • Poland; but it is false that I was compelled to fly from my country, except by the compulsion, or dictates of the same spirit of "propagandism," that induced so many of my noble countrymen to shed their blood in the defence of the rights of this country, and the rights of man, wherever he struggles for freedom.

    History of Woman Suffrage, Volume I

  • I will only, therefore, touch the one subject on which you anticipate difficulty as possible -- that of political propagandism, meaning the temporal power of the Pope: for I do not suppose you mean to censure

    Memoirs of James Robert Hope-Scott, Volume 2

  • A propaganda organization employs propagandists who engage in propagandism—the applied creation and distribution of such forms of persuasion.

    Andy Gray and Richard Keys convicted on sound evidence | Barney Ronay

  • It was the intention of the Irishmen who did this to continue such propagandism, and Mr. Spooner engaged to write a series of pamphlets for the purpose, but something interfered to prevent the execution of the plan.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Remembering Lysander Spooner:

  • “Once for all,” he wrote, “it must be most emphatically declared that, not Christian propagandism, but most unchristian policies and practices of aggression, dominance, and spoliation upon the part of certain governments of Europe brought about the horrors of the Boxer uprising.”

    The Cross and the Star

  • They were not very various, consisting in great part of waxen babies with their limbs more or less mutilated, appealing on one leg to the parental affections from under little cupping glasses; but, Uncle Tom was there, in crockery, receiving theological instructions from Miss Eva, who grew out of his side like a wen, in an exceedingly rough state of profile propagandism.

    The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices

  • Michelle Malkin never ceases to amaze with her lack of understanding, her lack of knowledge, her lack of critical thinking — and also with her command of propagandism, toadyism, and partisanship.

    Think Progress » Malkin Doesn’t Understand How Congress Works

  • North – West and North of the continent, are so linked with the acquisition of power and plunder, as not to deserve the name of religious propagandism; and the only religion that now makes proselytes is that of Jesus Christ.

    A Popular Account of Dr. Livingstone's Expedition to the Zambesi and Its Tributaries

  • Had she really any life of her own behind all her propagandism?

    Dubliners

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