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alarmist

[ uh-lahr-mist ]
/ əˈlɑr mɪst /
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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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Origin of alarmist

First recorded in 1795–1805; alarm + -ist

OTHER WORDS FROM alarmist

a·larm·ism, noun
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How to use alarmist in a sentence

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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