Definition of Alarmist

1. Noun. A person who alarms others needlessly.

Generic synonyms: Communicator
Specialized synonyms: Scaremonger, Stirrer
Derivative terms: Alarm, Alarmism



Definition of Alarmist

1. n. One prone to sound or excite alarms, especially, needless alarms.

Definition of Alarmist

1. Noun. One who causes others to become alarmed without cause. ¹

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Definition of Alarmist

1. one who alarms others needlessly [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alarmist

alarm reaction
alarm substance
alarm system
alarm systems
alarmable
alarmclock
alarmed
alarmedly
alarmer
alarmers
alarming
alarmingly
alarmingness
alarmism
alarmisms
alarmist (current term)
alarmists
alarmone
alarms
alars
alarsite
alarum
alarumed
alaruming
alarums
alarums and excursions
alary
alaryngeal
alaryngeal speech
alas

Literary usage of Alarmist

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1. England Under the House of Hanover: Its History and Condition During the by Thomas Wright (1848)
"The print is explained by the following dialogue :— AN alarmist. ... John Bull as he sat in his old easy chair, An alarmist came to him, and said in his ear ..."

2. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including by Isabella Lucy Bird (1888)
"... Miserable Disappointment—Caught in a Typhoon—A Dense Fog—alarmist Rumours—A ... great anxiety about the rice crop, the air full of alarmist rumours, ..."

3. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, George Walter Prothero, Sir Adolphus William Ward (1907)
"alarmist reports of plots and revolutionary movements, supplied by agents whose pay depended upon their zeal, poured in upon Metternich from all sides. ..."

4. The Lives of the Lord Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by John Campbell Campbell (1847)
"... and Loughborough nattered himself he had made ;nch an impression upon his own friends, that the Duke of Portland, as the leader of the alarmist party, ..."

5. The Lives of the Lords Chancellors and Keepers of the Great Seal of England by Baron John Campbell Campbell (1851)
"... and Loughborough flattered himself he had made such an impression upon his own friends, that the Duke of Portland, as the leader of the alarmist party, ..."

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