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 Along with other Sandy Hook parents, Pozner has spent years lobbying Facebook to remove conspiracist videos about the shooting from its platform. Fox News, "Sandy Hook father awarded $450,000 in defamation suit against university professor," 16 Oct. 2019 President Trump, the conspiracist-in-chief who was himself a friend of Epstein, helped spread the baseless accusation that the Clintons were responsible for silencing Epstein forever. Yvonne Abraham, BostonGlobe.com, "Prison deaths require no dark conspiracy," 14 Aug. 2019 The assault on the pizzeria did not stop the conspiracists. Kate Cox, Ars Technica, "FBI says “extremists” motivated by Pizzagate, QAnon are threats," 1 Aug. 2019 Won't conspiracists use Operation Avalanche as a way to spread misinformation? Peter Opaskar, Ars Technica, "Operation Avalanche, the only good conspiracy—fake the Moon landing, get promoted," 20 July 2019 Moon-landing conspiracists may diminish the quality of debate in the public square. Time, "'They’re Chipping Away.' Inside the Grassroots Effort to Fight Mandatory Vaccines," 13 June 2019 YouTube also goes after medical conspiracists and flat-earthers in its blog post. Sophie Lewis, CBS News, "YouTube plans to ban thousands of white supremacist and extremist videos," 5 June 2019 The memes that are generated there today are more likely to appeal to a niche fringe of conspiracists and alt-right frog fans, and the people who once made mainstreamable memes on 4chan have largely departed for other platforms. Aja Romano, Vox, "Dank no more: internet memes are evolving from edgy to cute.," 3 Oct. 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

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Conspiracist.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conspiracist. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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