scaremonger


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scare·mon·ger

 (skâr′mŭng′gər, -mŏng′-)
n.
One who spreads frightening rumors; an alarmist.

scare′mon′ger·ing n.

scaremonger

(ˈskɛəˌmʌŋɡə)
n
a person who delights in spreading rumours of disaster
ˈscareˌmongering n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.scaremonger - a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble
alarmist - a person who alarms others needlessly

scaremonger

noun
One who needlessly alarms others:
Translations
مُرَوِّج الإشاعات المُفْزِعَه
panikář
panikspreder
rémhírterjesztő
hrakspámaîur
panikár
telâşçıvelveleci

scaremonger

[ˈskɛəmʌŋgəʳ] Nalarmista mf

scaremonger

[ˈskɛərmʌŋgər] nalarmiste mf

scaremonger

[ˈskɛəˌmʌŋgəʳ] nallarmista m/f

scare

(skeə) verb
to startle or frighten. You'll scare the baby if you shout; His warning scared her into obeying him.
noun
1. a feeling of fear or alarm. The noise gave me a scare.
2. a feeling of fear or panic among a large number of people. a smallpox scare.
scared adjective
frightened. I'm scared of spiders; a scared little girl.
ˈscarecrow noun
a figure set up eg in a field, to scare away birds and stop them eating the seeds etc.
ˈscaremonger noun
a person who spreads alarming rumours.
scare away/off
to make go away or stay away because of fear. The birds were scared away by the dog.
References in periodicals archive ?
This paper does not want to be a scaremonger, but the fact is that the region, like many parts of the country, has faced a very grave problem of rising dengue cases.
Of course it can and it should, but in order to properly help people we must identify and rectify specific areas for improvement and not scaremonger by constantly referring to the policy as'disastrous'and worse.
It's disappointing when people try to scaremonger."
But she appeared to suggest reports about the impact of Universal Credit have been exaggerated, telling Mr Mearns: "We have to be careful not to scaremonger on this issue."
While Mr Turnbull was content to scaremonger about projected debt then, theres not a peep from him now about the soaring levels of actual debt on his watch.
Fergal Hickey, a spokesman for the Irish Association for Emergency Medicine, said he is not trying to scaremonger.
As adults we need to be sure they are getting accurate information that doesn't sensationalise or scaremonger. At First News, the weekly national newspaper for children, we give the background to stories and put them in context.
"If he continues to refuse to denounce those calling for a split, then members will think he is simply trying to scaremonger them to vote for him by his talking up of threats from a minority of MPs supporting his campaign who are plotting to split our party in Tory newspapers, while at the same time refusing to denounce them," he said.
For the record, Cllr Morgan neither works or lives in Kirkby, so it is absolutely disgraceful for him to accuse a respected community representative of being a scaremonger. Kirkby residents have every right to express genuine concerns at what they see as dangerous decisions made by Knowsley''s Labour councillors which, if our past experiences are anything to go by, will have a detrimental effect on our community''s health and wellbeing.
There are many good homes doing great things, but perceptions will never change as long as the media continues to scaremonger and cover few positive stories - and there are plenty.
But she said: "Plaid attempted to scaremonger on the NHS before last May's election and failed miserably."
But Brady has hit back, saying: "Harry Redknapp was told to do his best to scaremonger.