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alarmist

[uh-lahr-mist] /əˈlɑr mɪst/
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
1795-1805; alarm + -ist
Related forms
alarmism, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for alarmism

alarmist

/əˈlɑːmɪst/
noun
1.
a person who alarms or attempts to alarm others needlessly or without due grounds
2.
a person who is easily alarmed
adjective
3.
characteristic of an alarmist
Derived Forms
alarmism, noun
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Word Origin and History for alarmism

alarmist

n.

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

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