alarmism

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noun alarm·ism \ə-ˈlär-ˌmi-zəm\

Definition of alarmism

  1. :  the often unwarranted exciting of fears or warning of danger

alarmist

play \-mist\ noun or adjective

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First Known Use of alarmism

1842

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