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alarmist

adjective uk   /əˈlɑː.mɪst/  us   /-ˈlɑːr-/ disapproving
intentionally showing only the bad and dangerous things in a situation, and so worrying people: The government has dismissed newspaper reports of 200 dead as being alarmist.

alarmist

noun [C] uk   /əˈlɑː.mɪst/  us   /-ˈlɑːr-/ disapproving
someone who makes people worried by telling them about bad or dangerous things when it is not necessary or helpful
Translations of “alarmist”
in Chinese (Traditional) 危言聳聽的, 製造恐慌的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 危言耸听的, 制造恐慌的…
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