scaremonger

noun
scare·​mon·​ger | \ ˈsker-ˌməŋ-gər How to pronounce scaremonger (audio) , -ˌmäŋ-\

Definition of scaremonger

: one inclined to raise or excite alarms especially needlessly

Other Words from scaremonger

scaremongering \ ˈsker-​ˌməŋ-​g(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce scaremongering (audio) , -​ˌmäŋ-​ \ noun

First Known Use of scaremonger

1888, in the meaning defined above

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