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A person who needlessly alarms others, as by spreading exaggerated rumors of impending danger.

a·larm′ism n.
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the attitudes and behavior of one who exaggerates dangers or always expects disaster. — alarmist, n.
See also: Behavior
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.alarmism - needless warnings
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
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