scaremonger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n scaremonger a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble
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Usage

In literature:

The final argument of the anti-Semitic scaremongers is the Judeo-Bolshevik bogey.
"The myth of the Jewish menace in world affairs" by Lucien Wolf
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In news:

President Obama's negative campaigning worked (demonize opponents, lie about your record and scaremonger).
A scaremongering California initiative would require labels for genetically modified food.
Enough With The Straw Men And Scaremongers.
Conservatives are often accused of scaremongering when they claim left-wing environmentalists are actually socialists hiding behind green disguises.
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