alarmists1) ADJ-GRADED Someone or something that is alarmist causes unnecessary fear or anxiety that something unpleasant or dangerous is going to happen.
The change is not as dramatic as some of the more alarmist reports would have us believe.2) N-COUNT An alarmist is someone who causes unnecessary fear or anxiety that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen.
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alarmist — ALARMÍST, Ă, alarmişti, ste, s.m. şi f., adj. 1. s.m. şi f., adj., (Persoană) care împrăştie intenţionat ştiri alarmante, adesea inventate; (persoană) care se alarmează uşor; sperios, timorat, panicard, înfricoşat. 2. adj. (Despre vorbe, ştiri… … Dicționar Român
alarmist — [ə lärm′ist] n. a person who habitually spreads alarming rumors, exaggerated reports of danger, etc. adj. of or like an alarmist alarmism n … English World dictionary
Alarmist — A*larm ist, n. [Cf. F. alarmiste.] One prone to sound or excite alarms, especially, needless alarms. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
alarmist — (n.) one addicted to sounding alarms, 1793, from ALARM (Cf. alarm) (n.) + IST (Cf. ist) … Etymology dictionary
alarmist — [n] person who spreads alarm Cassandra, Chicken Little*, pessimist, scaremonger, voice of doom*; concepts 412,423 … New thesaurus
alarmist — ► NOUN ▪ a person who exaggerates a danger, so causing needless alarm. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ creating needless alarm. DERIVATIVES alarmism noun … English terms dictionary
alarmist — I UK [əˈlɑː(r)mɪst] / US [əˈlɑrmɪst] adjective causing unnecessary fear or worry alarmist reports II UK [əˈlɑː(r)mɪst] / US [əˈlɑrmɪst] noun [countable] Word forms alarmist : singular alarmist plural alarmists someone who makes other people… … English dictionary
alarmist — a|larm|ist1 [ ə larmıst ] noun count someone who makes other people frightened or worried in an unnecessary way alarmist a|larm|ist 2 [ ə larmıst ] adjective causing unnecessary fear or worry: alarmist reports … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
alarmist — adjective making people unnecessarily worried about dangers that do not exist: an alarmist report on population growth alarmist noun (C) … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
alarmist — alarmism, n. /euh lahr mist/, n. 1. a person who tends to raise alarms, esp. without sufficient reason, as by exaggerating dangers or prophesying calamities. adj. 2. of or like an alarmist. [1795 1805; ALARM + IST] * * * … Universalium