alarmist


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a·larm·ist

 (ə-lär′mĭst)
n.
A person who needlessly alarms others, as by spreading exaggerated rumors of impending danger.

a·larm′ism n.

alarmist

(əˈlɑːmɪst)
n
1. a person who alarms or attempts to alarm others needlessly or without due grounds
2. a person who is easily alarmed
adj
characteristic of an alarmist
aˈlarmism n

a•larm•ist

(əˈlɑr mɪst)

n.
1. a person who tends to raise alarms, esp. without sufficient reason.
adj.
2. of or like an alarmist.
[1795–1805]
a•larm′ism, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alarmist - a person who alarms others needlessly
communicator - a person who communicates with others
scaremonger, stirrer - a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble

alarmist

adjective fatalistic, pessimistic, scaremongering some of the more alarmist reports

alarmist

noun
One who needlessly alarms others:
Translations

alarmist

[əˈlɑːmɪst]
A. ADJalarmista
B. Nalarmista mf

alarmist

[əˈlɑːrmɪst] nalarmiste mfalarm signal nsignal m d'alarmealarm system nsystème m d'alarme

alarmist

nPanikmacher(in) m(f), → Kassandra f (geh)
adj speechUnheil prophezeiend attr; politicianPanik machend attr

alarmist

[əˈlɑːmɪst] nallarmista m/f
References in classic literature ?
I had, however, the less diffidence in that it would have a technical interest for her, being indeed no other than a song of cycling a deux which had been suggested by one of those alarmist danger-posts always placed at the top of the pleasantest hills, sternly warning the cyclist that "this hill is dangerous,"--just as in life there is always some minatory notice-board frowning upon us in the direction we most desire to take.
However, I don't want to depress you and play the alarmist so soon after your return to London.
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The other day I read in some paper or other an alarmist article on the tireless activity of the revolutionary parties.
Come with me to Aldershot next week, and I will show you that those who say that we have no army are ignorant alarmists.
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Despite the alarmist rhetoric espoused by anti-energy activists and politicians, the environment is getting better.
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The language in this advert was alarmist and misleading and does not help the debate on this complex matter.
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