from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One who spreads frightening rumors; an alarmist.
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- n. Someone who spreads worrying rumours or needlessly alarms people.
- v. To spread worrying rumours.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who spreads frightening rumors and stirs up trouble
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I hate to "scaremonger," but this is where we've really, really gotten screwed.
Martin O'Malley (D) has accused Ehrlich of being a "scaremonger" on taxes.
And Ehrlich was colorful as usual when asked about O'Malley's claim that he is being a "scaremonger" by telling people Democrats are planning a monumental tax increase after the election.
He has accused Ehrlich of being a "scaremonger" on the issue of taxes.
GOP should not "scaremonger" anymore cuz OBAMA'S doing the SCAREMONGERING already.
It is just as unfair to characterise everyone who believes our future welfare is dependent on a Yes vote as a 'scaremonger' as it is to characterise everyone who believes our future welfare is dependent on a No vote as a loo-lah.
"scaremonger" Bishops and priests are telling you about FOCA; the guy who seems to have changed his views on virtually every important topic of the day in order to back President-elect Obama is telling us that the legislation that Obama claims would be his first order of business is really not such a big deal after all.
Republicans probably would, if you could get Fox to scaremonger it for a few days.
What better way to stimulate newsprint distribution than a blazoned scaremonger front page headline as in this past weekend's edition, "Get Ready For $150 Oil".
Wheres the scaremonger in chief Donalson when you need him ?