Plagiarist Pla"gia*rist, n. One who plagiarizes, or purloins the words, writings, or ideas of another, and passes them off as his own; a literary thief; a plagiary. [1913 Webster]

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  • plagiarist — (n.) 1670s, from plagiary plagiarist (see PLAGIARIZE (Cf. plagiarize)) + IST (Cf. ist). Related: Plagiaristic …   Etymology dictionary

  • plagiarist — plagiarize (also plagiarise) ► VERB ▪ take (the work or idea of someone else) and pass it off as one s own. DERIVATIVES plagiarism noun plagiarist noun plagiarizer noun. ORIGIN from Latin plagiarius kidnapper , from Greek plagion a kidnapping …   English terms dictionary

  • plagiarist — noun see plagiarism …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • plagiarist — See plagiarism. * * * …   Universalium

  • plagiarist — noun One who plagiarizes; or purloins the words, writings, or ideas of another, and passes them off as his or her own; a literary thief; a plagiary …   Wiktionary

  • plagiarist — Synonyms and related words: Artful Dodger, Casanova, Don Juan, Machiavel, Machiavelli, Machiavellian, actor, ape, bamboozler, befuddler, beguiler, charmer, conformist, copier, copycat, copyist, copyright infringer, counterfeiter, cribber, cuckoo …   Moby Thesaurus

  • plagiarist — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. counterfeiter, imitator, forger, literary vandal, plagiarizer, pirate, copier; see also cheat 1 , impostor . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who illicitly reproduces the artistic work, for example, of another: cribber,… …   English dictionary for students

  • plagiarist — pla·gi·a·rist || pleɪdÊ’É™rɪst n. one who copies another person s written work without giving the proper acknowledgement; one who uses another s patented or copyrighted materials without permission …   English contemporary dictionary

  • plagiarist — n. 1. Plagiary, literary thief. 2. Plagiarism, crime of literary theft …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • plagiarist — n (all chiefly in reference to literary material) pirate, vandal, robber, thief, pilferer, stealer, Inf. ripoff; imitator, forger, copier …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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