alarmist alarmist  /ə ˈlɑr məst/

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person who alarms others needlessly

Usage(s):

  1. But several Hurricane Center forecasters say Proenza is being alarmist and a distraction to their work.
  2. The agency is not known for alarmist warnings, and its World Energy Outlook is typically viewed by policy wonks as a solid indicator of global energy supplies.
  3. His alarmist charges succeeded mainly in bewildering the banking community and alienating voters.

News

  • Scientists Debate New Study On GMO-Fed Pigs

    Science commentators involved in the genetically modified food debate have weighed in on a new study that says pigs fed genetically modified grains suffered a higher rate of severe stomach inflammation and developed heavier uteri. Some experts have said the study shows evidence of a problem that warrants further study, while others have dismissed it as alarmist “junk science.” While stoking old ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post

Quotes

  1. "You've been sounding some very dire warnings about the economy in recent days. How close do you think the country is to a kind of economic catastrophe that you're warning them? I'm constantly trying to thread the needle between sounding alarmist...
    on Feb 10, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: The Swamp - Tribune's Washington Bureau (blog)

  2. "It is very important that alarmist talk is not allowed to gather pace," said Mr Miliband.
    on Oct 10, 2009 By: David Miliband Source: Times Online

  3. "When I started warning about this housing crisis and what it would do to the economy, I was blown off. I couldn't get any attention," Clinton said. "Republicans and others said, 'You're an alarmist, it's not a big deal."
    on Jan 24, 2008 By: Hillary Rodham Clinton Source: Guardian Unlimited

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