alarmist

[ uh-lahr-mist ]
/ əˈlɑr mɪst /

noun

a person who tends to raise alarms, especially without sufficient reason, as by exaggerating dangers or prophesying calamities.

adjective

of or like an alarmist.

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earnest

Origin of alarmist

First recorded in 1795–1805; alarm + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM alarmist

a·larm·ism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alarmist

alarmist
/ (əˈlɑːmɪst) /

noun

a person who alarms or attempts to alarm others needlessly or without due grounds
a person who is easily alarmed

adjective

characteristic of an alarmist

Derived forms of alarmist

alarmism, noun
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