[ skair-muhng-ger, -mong- ]
/ ˈskɛərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ- /
a person who creates or spreads alarming news.
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Also called fear·mon·ger [feer-muhng-ger, -mong-] /ˈfɪərˌmʌŋ gər, -ˌmɒŋ-/.
OTHER WORDS FROM scaremongerscare·mon·ger·ing, noun
Words nearby scaremonger
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Example sentences from the Web for fearmonger
That was the heart of the shtick: Stewart calling for calm reasonableness, Colbert playing the fearmonger.
British Dictionary definitions for fearmonger
/ (ˈskɛəˌmʌŋɡə) /
a person who delights in spreading rumours of disaster
Derived forms of scaremongerscaremongering, noun
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