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

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

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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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1939, in the meaning defined above

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fear entry 1 + monger entry 1

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exaggeratedly or childishly emotional

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