alarmism

alarmist

[uh-lahr-mist]
noun
1.
a person who tends to raise alarms, especially without sufficient reason, as by exaggerating dangers or prophesying calamities.
adjective
2.
of or like an alarmist.

Origin:
1795–1805; alarm + -ist

alarmism, noun
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alarmist (əˈlɑːmɪst)
 
n
1.  a person who alarms or attempts to alarm others needlessly or without due grounds
2.  a person who is easily alarmed
 
adj
3.  characteristic of an alarmist
 
a'larmism
 
n

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alarmist
"one addicted to sounding alarms," 1793, from alarm (q.v.) + -ist.
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