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Meaning of alarmist

a•larm•ist

Pronunciation: (u-lär'mist), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who tends to raise alarms, esp. without sufficient reason, as by exaggerating dangers or prophesying calamities.
—adj.
  1. of or like an alarmist.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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