fear·​mon·​ger ˈfir-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce fearmonger (audio)
fearmongering noun

Examples of fearmonger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The governor came under fire for his statement, which is still up on his website, with critics accusing him of using the tragedy to fearmonger instead of enacting meaningful change. Tori Otten, The New Republic, 8 May 2023 Professional fearmongers draw a larger, more receptive audience than purveyors of restrained analysis. The Economist, 9 Jan. 2020 It’s been amplified in our digital age as a weapon of fearmongers, mob-baiters and election-meddlers to widen social fissures, subvert democracy and boost authoritarian regimes. Shelly Banjo | Bloomberg, Washington Post, 3 Dec. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fearmonger was in 1939

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“Fearmonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fearmonger. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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