scaremonger

noun

scare·​mon·​ger ˈsker-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce scaremonger (audio)
-ˌmäŋ-
: one inclined to raise or excite alarms especially needlessly
scaremongering noun

Examples of scaremonger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Brexiteers Ralf Speth was a scaremonger. Christian Stadler, Forbes, 29 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of scaremonger was in 1888

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“Scaremonger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scaremonger. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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