alarmist


alarmist
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. terrorist, panic- or scaremonger. See fear.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. scaremonger, panicmonger, doomsayer, prophet of doom, voice of doom, Chicken Little, the boy who cried wolf, worrywart*; see also pessimist .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.
[uh LARM ist]
one who overreacts to a situation and spreads alarm needlessly.
Those who believe the world will end soon are generally brushed offas alarmists.
SYN.: prophet/voice of doom, scaremonger, Chicken Little, Cassandra.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun One who needlessly alarms others: scaremonger. See POLITICS, WARN.

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