televangelist

noun
tel·​evan·​ge·​list | \ ˌte-li-ˈvan-jə-list How to pronounce televangelist (audio) \

Definition of televangelist

: an evangelist who conducts regularly televised religious programs

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Other Words from televangelist

televangelism \ ˌte-​li-​ˈvan-​jə-​ˌli-​zəm How to pronounce televangelism (audio) \ noun

Examples of televangelist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The US Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission also have issued warning letters to companies peddling fraudulent coronavirus treatments, including silver dietary supplements touted by televangelist Jim Bakker. Jennifer A. Dlouhy, BostonGlobe.com, "EPA tells Amazon, EBay to stop shipping unproven COVID goods," 11 June 2020 The Jim Bakker Show broadcasts an hourlong show of the same name, hosted by the televangelists Jim and Lori Bakker. New York Times, "F.D.A. Warns 7 Companies to Stop Claiming Silver and Other Products Treat Coronavirus," 9 Mar. 2020 The warning comes a month after the agencies told televangelist Jim Bakker to stop claiming his silver potions could cure the coronavirus, as well as a separate threat of legal action against Jones by New York Attorney General Letitia James. Kate Gibson, CBS News, "Feds order Alex Jones to stop selling phony coronavirus cures," 10 Apr. 2020 Inevitably, the evening takes a dark and bloody turn; and eventually, the original sextet are joined by new arrivals, including Johnny Knoxville as a fiery televangelist. Noel Murray, Los Angeles Times, "Review: Five new movies to watch at home (or not), ranked from must-see to skip it," 9 Apr. 2020 New York's attorney general has ordered a prominent televangelist to stop peddling an alleged coronavirus elixir on his show. Ivan Pereira, ABC News, "NY attorney general orders televangelist Jim Bakker to stop promoting alleged coronavirus cure," 8 Mar. 2020 Important watchdogs made the public aware that televangelist Jim Bakker of The Jim Bakker Show was marketing Silver Solution as a cure for COVID-19. Hannah Evans, Dallas News, "Outbreaks in Dallas once led to deceptive advertising and dangerous medical cures that targeted susceptible residents," 24 Mar. 2020 That hasn’t stopped the likes of televangelist Jim Bakker pushing treatments with tiny silver particles and conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones advertising toothpastes, creams and other products on his radio show. Time, "Coronavirus Price Gouging Complaints Surge Across U.S.," 20 Mar. 2020 That hasn’t stopped the likes of televangelist Jim Bakker pushing treatments with tiny silver particles and conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones advertising toothpastes, creams and other products on his radio show. Reese Dunklin And Justin Pritchard, Houston Chronicle, "$10 toilet paper? Coronavirus gouging complaints surge in US," 20 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of televangelist

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Televangelist.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/televangelist. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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televangelist

noun
How to pronounce televangelist (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of televangelist

: a person and especially a preacher who appears on television in order to teach about Christianity and try to persuade people to become Christians

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