conspiracist

noun
con·​spir·​a·​cist | \kən-ˈspir-ə-sist \

Definition of conspiracist 

: one who believes or promotes a conspiracy theory

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At press time, Trump had added six names to the list of those touched by the pardon pen, from former Arizona sheriff and immigration hard-liner Joe Arpaio to conservative commentator/conspiracist Dinesh D’Souza. Steve Hendrix, Washington Post, "Trump’s pardon-palooza: Presidents and the constitutional power to pardon," 1 June 2018 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 2017jfk.org. 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

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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