Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A tendency to create alarms, or to be alarmed needlessly; a state of needless alarm; the condition or practice of an alarmist.
- n. The production of needless alarms.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. the act of giving, or tendency to give, needless warnings.
- n. needless warnings
- alarm + -ism (Wiktionary)
“On the right, flamboyant talking head/provocateur Ann Coulter defended the imagined health benefits of a release of radiation to counter what she calls the alarmism of the environmentalists.”
“Some say he's fattening his wallet by what they call alarmism and exaggerations about global warming.”
“But in Congress, there are Republicans, some of whom are very skeptical of what they call alarmism on the issue of global warming, and they are going to be holding Al Gore's feet to the fire when he faces their questions today.”
“Canada's ex-foreign affairs minister has come out swinging on behalf of climate-change skeptics and assailed what he describes as alarmism over global warming.”
“MONTREAL - Canada's ex-foreign affairs minister has come out swinging on behalf of climate-change skeptics and assailed what he describes as alarmism over global warming.”
“So it would seem that the global warming alarmism is mostly a political movement that seeks to raise taxes, and has nothing to do with science whatsoever.”
“I think the great herd-think around climate alarmism is a good example, and the Bishop Hill blog brings us a specific illustration from the comment section of Watts Up With That.”
“Your extreme alarmism is impractical and borderline hysterical.”
“ID guy: Your extreme alarmism is impractical and borderline hysterical.”
“Too bad global warming alarmism is grossly overblown and rooted in awful science and political expediency.”
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