Definition of alarmism
: the often unwarranted exciting of fears or warning of danger
alarmistplay \-mist\ noun or adjective
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A recent New York magazine cover story on climate change assured readers that all of the previous climate-change alarmism was too tepid.
But all this warrants caution, not alarmismClearly liberal democracy is facing challenges in some countries — in particular in the United States.
From the campaign stump to his remarks at the Republican Convention in Cleveland and his Inaugural Address, his big speeches have all been distinguished by their alarmism, fearmongering, and negativity.
Democrats looked at Republican alarmism about Obama and marveled at the intensity.
In recent years, this question would invite accusations of hyperbole and alarmism.
In documentary filmmaking, as in news writing, there is a fine line between irresponsible alarmism and dispassionate reportage.
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