- a person who creates or spreads alarming news.
Origin of scaremonger
Also called fear·mon·ger [feer-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈfɪərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/.
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Examples from the Web for fearmonger
But American Jews who fearmonger or are susceptible to this fearmongering are few and far between.What's This Jerusalem Flap All About?
September 6, 2012
That was the heart of the shtick: Stewart calling for calm reasonableness, Colbert playing the fearmonger.The Day D.C. Went Sane
October 30, 2010
- a person who delights in spreading rumours of disaster
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Word Origin and History for fearmonger
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