noun Date: 1867 the often unwarranted exciting of fears or warning of danger • alarmist noun or adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • alarmism — n. tendency to be alarmed, tendency to needlessly alarm others …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alarmism — alarm·ism …   English syllables

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  • Climate change alarmism — or global warming alarmism is a critical description of a rhetorical style that stresses the potentially catastrophic effects of global warming to the point where the scale of the problem appears to exclude the possibility of real action or… …   Wikipedia

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