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

Much of Parfrey’s catalog was fodder for a modest but loyal following of conspiracists, cultists and paranoiacs. kansascity, "In memoriam list for May 20: Author Tom Wolfe, Margot ‘Lois Lane’ Kidder | The Kansas City Star," 20 May 2018 While some critics accused him of laying the foundation for right-wing conspiracists on talk radio, Mr. Bell’s politics were not easily pigeonholed. Sam Roberts, New York Times, "Art Bell, Radio Host Who Tuned In to the Dark Side, Dies at 72," 17 Apr. 2018 The internet has always been a cozy home for partisans and pedants, conspiracists and crusaders, but gradually, their spirit has crept into the rest of our lives. Michelle Dean, New York Times, "It’s Getting Harder to Sort the ‘Credible’ from the Incredible," 30 Jan. 2018 The approaching deadline has made JFK conspiracists understandably hyped— just take a look at Gabrielle Bruney, Esquire, "Trump is Going to Release Classified JFK Files," 21 Oct. 2017 The first line of Fleischer's very first note is sure to rile up conspiracists. John Hendrickson, Esquire, "These Handwritten Notes from Air Force One on 9/11 Are Surreal," 10 Sep. 2016 As a new extradimensional threat arises, Mr. Modine’s conspiracist scientist is replaced by Dr. Owens (a credibly straight-faced Paul Reiser). James Poniewozik, New York Times, "Review: ‘Stranger Things’ Returns, More Familiar but Still Fun," 26 Oct. 2017 And like Trump, left-wing conspiracists are using Twitter to gestate and market-test their most outlandish forms of political insanity. Colin Dickey, New Republic, "Karl Rove panicked on live television," 8 June 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'conspiracist.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of conspiracist

1975, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about conspiracist

Statistics for conspiracist

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for conspiracist

The first known use of conspiracist was in 1975

See more words from the same year

Comments on conspiracist

What made you want to look up conspiracist? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


incapable of being surmounted or overcome

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!