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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [aj-it-prop]
    • /ˈædʒ ɪtˌprɒp/
    • /ˈædʒ.ɪt.prɒp/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [aj-it-prop]
    • /ˈædʒ ɪtˌprɒp/

Definitions of agitprop word

  • uncountable noun agitprop Agitprop is the use of artistic forms such as drama or posters to further political aims. 3
  • noun agitprop (formerly) a bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, in charge of agitation and propaganda on behalf of Communism 3
  • noun agitprop any promotion, as in the arts, of political propaganda, esp of a Communist nature 3
  • noun agitprop (as modifier) 3
  • adjective agitprop of or for agitating and propagandizing 3
  • noun agitprop any agitprop activity or agency 3

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Origin of agitprop

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
1930-35; < Russian Agitpróp, orig. for Agitatsiónno-propagandístskiĭ otdél Agitation Propaganda Section (of the Central Committee, or a local committee, of the Communist Party); subsequently the head of such a section, or in compound names of political education organs, as agitpropbrigáda, etc.

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Parts of speech for Agitprop


agitprop popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 70% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for agitprop

noun agitprop

  • hype — to stimulate, excite, or agitate (usually followed by up): She was hyped up at the thought of owning her own car.
  • indoctrination — the act of indoctrinating, or teaching or inculcating a doctrine, principle, or ideology, especially one with a specific point of view: religious indoctrination.
  • publicity — extensive mention in the news media or by word of mouth or other means of communication.
  • hogwash — refuse given to hogs; swill.
  • announcement — An announcement is a statement made to the public or to the media which gives information about something that has happened or that will happen.

Antonyms for agitprop

noun agitprop

  • truth — the true or actual state of a matter: He tried to find out the truth.

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