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fearmongering Line breaks: fear|monger|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪəmʌŋɡərɪŋ/

Definition of fearmongering in English:


[mass noun]
The action of deliberately arousing public fear or alarm about a particular issue: his campaign for re-election was based on fearmongering and deception
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  • I deeply resent being lied to by our government to win support for its dangerous, fear-mongering policies.
  • Alas, I cannot say how much is due to media fear-mongering.
  • The organization generated over $200 million in contributions in 2000, mostly through fear-mongering.




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