noun Date: 1888 one inclined to raise or excite alarms especially needlessly • scaremongering noun

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  • scaremonger — (n.) 1888, from SCARE (Cf. scare) (n.) + MONGER (Cf. monger) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • scaremonger — [sker′muŋ΄gər, sker′mäŋ΄gər] n. a person who circulates alarming rumors scaremongering n …   English World dictionary

  • scaremonger — scaremongering, n. /skair mung geuhr, mong /, n. a person who creates or spreads alarming news. [1885 90; SCARE + MONGER] * * * …   Universalium

  • scaremonger — 1. noun Someone who spreads worrying rumours or needlessly alarms people. Syn: alarmist, fear monger 2. verb To spread worrying rumours …   Wiktionary

  • scaremonger — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun One who needlessly alarms others: alarmist. See POLITICS, WARN …   English dictionary for students

  • scaremonger — n. one who spreads fear, one who causes alarm …   English contemporary dictionary

  • scaremonger — noun a person who spreads frightening reports or rumours. Derivatives scaremongering noun & adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • scaremonger — See: scaremongering …   English dictionary

  • scaremonger — /ˈskɛəmʌŋgə/ (say skairmungguh) noun someone who creates or spreads rumours of a terrifying nature. –scaremongering, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • scaremonger — n. a person who spreads frightening reports or rumours. Derivatives: scaremongering n …   Useful english dictionary

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