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

Definition of scaremonger

: one inclined to raise or excite alarms especially needlessly

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Other Words from scaremonger

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

Examples of scaremonger in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web While Netanyahu scaremongers over Arabs and leftists taking over the state, Liberman released a dark video urging supporters to counter the votes of the country’s mobilized religious parties. Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post, "Netanyahu’s election bid and the shadow of apartheid," 17 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of scaremonger

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Scaremonger.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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