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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
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