conspiracist

noun

con·​spir·​a·​cist kən-ˈspir-ə-sist How to pronounce conspiracist (audio)
: one who believes or promotes a conspiracy theory

Examples of conspiracist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This has made the conspiracists only more convinced, even though the preparations in these towns have often been centered around the huge influx of tourists expected to congregate on April 8. David Gilbert, WIRED, 5 Apr. 2024 Some online conspiracists apologized for fueling gossip about her long absence from the public stage. Tatum Hunter, Washington Post, 27 Mar. 2024 Some conspiracists believe that announcement could happen at the Super Bowl next weekend. Journal Sentinel, 4 Feb. 2024 That said, scientists have long tried to decode the profile of a typical conspiracist. Keith Kloor, Scientific American, 9 Feb. 2024 Even after people began combing through the documents, high-profile conspiracists were looking to bigger, better, and far less verifiable stories. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 4 Jan. 2024 Interest in the specifics of Pizzagate waned in the next few years as the far-right QAnon conspiracist cult supplanted the theory and significantly broadened its scope. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 4 Feb. 2024 Last week, Chambers spoke with school-shooting conspiracist Alex Jones about how the convoy planned to travel to the border to hunt migrants in collaboration with sympathetic law enforcement. David Gilbert, WIRED, 2 Feb. 2024 In the view of his critics, Mr. Epstein was a conspiracist or something close to one. Emily Langer, Washington Post, 12 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of conspiracist was in 1975

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“Conspiracist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspiracist. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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conspiracist

noun
con·​spir·​a·​cist kən-ˈspir-ə-sist How to pronounce conspiracist (audio)
: one who believes or promotes a conspiracy theory
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