conspiracist

noun
con·​spir·​a·​cist | \ kən-ˈspir-ə-sist How to pronounce conspiracist (audio) \

Definition of conspiracist

: one who believes or promotes a conspiracy theory

Examples of conspiracist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Times also reported Thursday that conspiracist Alex Jones reached out to the January 6 committee to begin discussing a deal with the Justice Department to lay out his role in the lead up to the Stop the Steal rally. Daniel Strauss, The New Republic, 22 Apr. 2022 Infowars has been a major force and Jones a prominent figure among fringe, conspiracist types for years. Bonnie Kristian, The Week, 19 Apr. 2022 There is some hope among experts that virtuality will address the issue, requiring or eliciting a more concrete event than, say, a two-sentence conspiracist tweet. Washington Post, 4 Nov. 2021 Maybe celebrity gossip has a different character now, amid ceaseless worries over disinformation and conspiracist thinking. Kaitlyn Tiffany, The Atlantic, 27 Oct. 2021 Wood, a defamation lawyer turned 2020 presidential election conspiracist, formed a Texas nonprofit called the #FightBack Foundation with Pierce. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Oct. 2021 There’s a conspiracist on the loose who has captured one of Langdon’s old mentors (played by Eddie Izzard), and the only way to stop him is by solving puzzles that hinge on obscure knowledge. Jackson Mchenry, Vulture, 7 Oct. 2021 The evening’s program featured live appearances by Byrne and a local QAnon conspiracist, BabyQ, who claimed to be receiving messages from his future self. Jane Mayer, The New Yorker, 2 Aug. 2021 Hosted by tech billionaire Elon Musk, SNL has been facing backlash for weeks now over their choice to elevate a COVID conspiracist billionaire. Asia Ewart, refinery29.com, 11 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of conspiracist

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Conspiracist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspiracist. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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