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panic-monger Line breaks: panic-monger
Pronunciation: /ˈpanɪkmʌŋɡə/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

Definition of panic-monger in English:


A person who fosters a panic.
Example sentences
  • Much as it pains this column to augment the prevailing squawk of overheated panic-mongers, it's time to prepare your PC for war.
  • Parenting panic-mongers want to diagnose new fathers with postnatal depression.
  • The only snag for panic-mongers is that the Korean scientists have made it clear that therapeutic cloning is a world away from a cloned baby.


Example sentences
  • The government was terrified of panic, and over the last few months I didn't want to be accused of panic-mongering, so we lowered our campaign.
  • The ‘toxic substance’ that really poses a serious threat to British society is… officially sponsored panic-mongering.
  • Keeping hold of justice and humanity gets harder in the face of this panic-mongering from the right.
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