fearmonger

scaremonger

[skair-muhng-ger, -mong-]
noun
a person who creates or spreads alarming news.
Also called fearmonger [feer-muhng-ger, -mong-] .


Origin:
1885–90; scare + monger

scaremongering, noun
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scaremonger (ˈskɛəˌmʌŋɡə)
 
n
a person who delights in spreading rumours of disaster
 
'scaremongering
 
n

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scaremonger
1888, from scare + monger.
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