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"alarmist" in British English

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alarmistadjective

uk   /əˈlɑː.mɪst/  us   /-ˈlɑːr-/ disapproving
intentionallyshowing only the ​bad and ​dangerous things in a ​situation, and so ​worryingpeople: The ​government has ​dismissednewspaperreports of 200 ​dead as being alarmist.

alarmistnoun [C]

uk   /əˈlɑː.mɪst/  us   /-ˈlɑːr-/ disapproving
someone who makes ​peopleworried by ​telling them about ​bad or ​dangerous things when it is not ​necessary or ​helpful
(Definition of alarmist from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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alarmistnoun [C]

 us   /əˈlɑr·mɪst/
a ​person who ​communicatesanxiety and ​fear, esp. ​unnecessarily: Some in the ​insuranceindustryconsider Weiss an alarmist, but ​othersthink his predictions are ​accurate.
(Definition of alarmist from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “alarmist”
in Chinese (Simplified) 危言耸听的, 制造恐慌的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 危言聳聽的, 製造恐慌的…
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