fearmonger

noun
fear·​mon·​ger | \ ˈfir-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce fearmonger (audio) , -ˌmäŋ- \

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fearmongering \ ˈfir-​ˌməŋ-​g(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce fearmonger (audio) , -​ˌmäŋ-​ \ noun

Examples of fearmonger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Professional fearmongers draw a larger, more receptive audience than purveyors of restrained analysis. The Economist, "Glass half-empty It takes four good things to overcome one bad thing," 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, "Facebook, Twitter and the Digital Disinformation Mess," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of fearmonger

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fearmonger

fear entry 1 + monger entry 1

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“Fearmonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fearmonger. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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