[ skair-mong-ger, -muhng- ]
/ ˈskɛərˌmɒŋ gər, -ˌmʌŋ- /
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a person who creates or spreads alarming news.
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Also called fear·mon·ger [feer-mong-ger, -muhng-] /ˈfɪərˌmɒŋ gər, -ˌmʌŋ-/ .
OTHER WORDS FROM scaremongerscare·mon·ger·ing, noun
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How to use scaremonger in a sentence
But American Jews who fearmonger or are susceptible to this fearmongering are few and far between.
That was the heart of the shtick: Stewart calling for calm reasonableness, Colbert playing the fearmonger.
British Dictionary definitions for scaremonger
/ (ˈskɛəˌmʌŋɡə) /
a person who delights in spreading rumours of disaster
Derived forms of scaremongerscaremongering, noun
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