Definition of Red scare

1. Noun. A period of general fear of communists.

Generic synonyms: Panic, Scare



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Scare

red ring
red ring of death
red ringed
red ringing
red rings
red rings of death
red rocket
red rockets
red rockfish
red route
red salmon
red sandalwood
red sanders
red sanderswood
red saunders
red scare (current term)
red setter
red shift
red shrubby penstemon
red silk-cotton tree
red silk cotton
red silver fir
red siskin
red slender loris
red snapper
red snow
red sorrel
red spider
red spider mite
red sprite

Literary usage of Red scare

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Prison Slavery by Barbara Esposito, Lee Wood, Kathryn Bardsley (1982)
"210 is written: The red scare made more money than speed-up, ... The red scare was valuable in that it could be used with or without a Communist Party. ..."

2. Secrecy: Report of the Commission on Protecting & Reducing Government Secrecyby Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Larry Combest by Daniel Patrick Moynihan, Larry Combest (1997)
"... red scare: A Study in National Hysteria, 1919-1920 (Minneapolis: University ... the red scare, and the Palmer Raids (New York: RandomHouse, 1971), 108. ..."

3. The Role of Federal Military Forces in Domestic Disorders, 1877-1945 by Clayton D. Laurie, Ronald H. Cole (1997)
"His speech reflected the "red scare" hysteria that was sweeping the nation, but in the case of Omaha there was a significant gap between his campaign ..."

4. The Pacific by Ranginui Walker, William M. Sutherland (1988)
"... Soviet presence in the South Pacific remains minimal and despite persistent efforts to whip up a red scare,12 the evidence points more and more towards ..."

5. Herbert Hoover and Famine Relief to Soviet Russia, 1921-1923 by Benjamin M. Weissman (1974)
"In the climate of public opinion created by the "red scare," such a project would undoubtedly have generated widespread opposition if the sponsor were not ..."

6. Power, Competition, and the State by Keith Middlemas (1986)
"But this was not the view taken in the popular Press, nor was it propagated by the government whose members, caught up in the 'red scare' of 1948-49, ..."

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