alarmism alarmism

Definition(s):

  • (n) needless warnings

Usage(s):

  1. While accepting the broad arguments of the film, the judge pointed out nine scientific errors and omissions that he believes Gore raised in the context of alarmism and exaggeration.
  2. The pop-culture memory remains cluttered with the tendentious alarmism of the 1960s and with more recent, ham-fisted TV mega- epics such as World War III and The Day After.
  3. But instead of measured debate, what people are hearing is a chorus of obesity alarmism.

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  1. "It would certainly be irresponsible to spend billions of dollars and impose exaggeratedly severe regulations to solve a problem whose gravity we're still far from discerning," Bernier wrote. "The alarmism that has often characterized this...
    on Feb 24, 2010 By: Maxime Bernier Source: Globe and Mail

  2. As Lindzen wrote earlier this year in The Wall Street Journal, "there is a more sinister side to this feeding frenzy. Scientists who dissent from the alarmism have seen their grant funds disappear, their work derided, and themselves libeled as...
    on Feb 2, 2007 By: Richard Lindzen Source: National Post

  3. "Any kind of alarmism is baseless and founded only on emotions, amplified by the international media," Naples Mayor Rosa Russo Iervolino said in a statement, adding that she had protested to the embassy about the warning and asked for it to be...
    on Jul 11, 2007 By: Rosa Russo Iervolino Source: Washington Post

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