the act or practice of promoting, spreading, or trading in a specified thing (usually used in combination):Government officials were creating an atmosphere of insecurity with rumors and fear-mongering.Almost 80% of the women here are involved in fishing, particularly in processing and fish-mongering.
promoting, spreading, or trading in a specified thing (usually used in combination):During World War II the Irish Times was prevented by Irish censors from publishing warmongering propaganda on behalf of the British.
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How to use mongering in a sentence
Election time almost always is a time for fear-mongering, but this particular season seems to be more so than in the past.Ebola, ISIS, the Border: So Much to Fear, So Little Time! | Gene Robinson | November 2, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The GOP is outright fear-mongering over a handful of infections.
There is no evidence that airborne Ebola exists anywhere outside of fear-mongering headlines.George Will, Fox News, and the Beginning of an Ebola Conspiracy | Russell Saunders | October 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tavis Smiley criticized the media for Ebola fear-mongering, and George Will claimed the virus could spread through the air.
Ghanaian soccer player Michael Essien, who plays for AC Milan, has been the subject of what borders on fear mongering.
In short, the profession of scandal‑mongering he pursued with concentration, finesse, and infinite tact.The Silver Butterfly | Mrs. Wilson Woodrow
Buffon wished to raise a standing protest against mystery mongering.Evolution, Old & New | Samuel Butler
A scandal-mongering, yellow blatherskite, on its last legs financially.The Clarion | Samuel Hopkins Adams
I am inclined at times to explain the evidence in favour of the Baconian theory of Shakespeare as pattern-mongering.The Book of This and That | Robert Lynd
He set his face against any Pg xi tendency to mystery-mongering, to exclusiveness, to sacerdotalism.On the Natural Faculties | Galen