fear·​mon·​ger | \ˈfir-ˌməŋ-gər, -ˌmäŋ-\

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fearmongering \ˈfir-​ˌməŋ-​g(ə-​)riŋ, -​ˌmäŋ-​ \ noun

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Speaking of fearmongers, Barack Obama hit the trail this week again to hit Trump. Fox News, "Woman who knew Kavanaugh in high school speaks out," 14 Sep. 2018 While the governor was fighting to pass this legislation and keep Texans safe, Lupe Valdez joined fearmongers in opposition to the law. Mike Ward, Houston Chronicle, "Abbott hammers anew at Valdez's 'dangerous' sanctuary city stance," 15 May 2018

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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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