fearmonger


Also found in: Wikipedia.

fearmonger

(ˈfɪəˌmʌŋɡə)
n
a person who spreads fear
ˈfearˌmongering n
References in periodicals archive ?
Natural Resources Minister Donna Cansfield says she doesn't intend to be a fearmonger.
In song she is murky, creepily inviting and frightening, both fearmonger and soothsayer.
I'm used to being called a fearmonger when I warn that all the progress we've made can be rolled back, but consider the laws that have been passed recently.
How else could The Sidetrack Tap ("the dim little tavern on Main Street where it's safe to be foolish") and the Fearmonger's Shoppe ("serving all your phobia needs since 1954--when it comes to safety, don't expect to save money") both be doing such roaring business?
In each election, many Israeli politicians on the far right have used the threat of Palestinians' votes to fearmonger Jews into rejecting the liberal parties, which often partner with Arab coalitions to form governments.
I'm not giving those numbers to fearmonger. I give those numbers to make very real the fact that the persecution and treatment we saw 2,000 years ago as witnessed by the early church isn't just history.
This was the prevailing sentiment in early December when a gaggle of people whose chief job description these days seems to be "professional fearmonger" gathered at the National Press Club to decry the results of the latest administration of PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment).
This professional fearmonger switched from studying butterflies to doomsaying in 1968, when he published The Population Bomb (Ballantine Books).
Most Americans found out about the administration's effort to discredit Ross Perot when the usually mild- mannered Al Gore dismembered Perot in their debate on "Larry King Live." In ninety minutes, Gore slammed Perot as greedy and corrupt, an isolationist, and a fearmonger. The attacks, and the vehemence with which Gore launched them, surprised many.
I run into veteran fearmonger Don McAlvany, part of the Brooks Brothers faction of the militia movement.
But Koch was no reflexive fearmonger; he perceived, correctly as affairs have turned out, the comprehensive character of the communist threat.
Uncowed by climate change deniers branding her a fearmonger, she has accused politicians and corporations of stealing her generation's future.