a person who tends to raise , especially without sufficient reason, as by exaggerating dangers or prophesying calamities.
of or like an alarmist.
His 2008 campaign left the alarmist congressman with a fanatical following, a national organization, and clout.
Ron Paul’s 2012 Presidential Dilemma Patricia Murphy April 3, 2011
Brzezinski is by no means an alarmist of the “yellow-peril” strain in American history.
Does America Still Matter? Zbigniew Brzezinski’s ‘Strategic Vision’ Harold Evans July 5, 2012
They’re not, but the alarmist numbers are more likely to get media attention.
Department of Awful Statistics: Are Mass Shootings Really On the Rise? Megan McArdle January 27, 2013
But no longer seen as alarmist, MSF are the heroes with GOAL, an Irish NGO, and the International Medical Corps among others.
In Sierra Leone, the Plague Is Closing in Around Us Ned Eustace October 12, 2014
But the charges also often had an alarmist, breathless cast to them.
The New Political Violence Matthew Dallek April 8, 2010
I am no alarmist and I do not presume to say that there will be serious trouble.
An African Adventure Isaac F. Marcosson
Oh, I was afraid of appearing an alarmist, and I thought it might be only a patrol.
The Regent’s Daughter Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
He who dares to shake the security by which we daily boast we are surrounded, is an alarmist, if not worse.
Lord Kilgobbin Charles Lever
“Watch the depots,” was the unanimous cry that followed this alarmist statement.
Homestead Arthur G. Burgoyne
The madness of the innovator and the madness of the alarmist had alike had their day.
The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 3. (of 4) Thomas Babington Macaulay
a person who alarms or attempts to alarm others needlessly or without due grounds
a person who is easily alarmed
characteristic of an alarmist
“one addicted to sounding alarms,” 1793, from alarm (n.) + -ist.
. Historical Examples Their guide, light-eyed for scares, seemed to know them all, and reserved his alarum for signs in the sky invisible to the party. Love and Lucy Maurice Henry Hewlett There he kept it with his breath subdued, and the alarum severely quelled. Doom Castle Neil Munro The seven o’clock alarum woke him […]
- Alarums and excursions
(especially in Elizabethan drama) military action, as representative fragments of a battle, sound effects of trumpets, or clash of arms: used as a stage direction. any noisy, frantic, or disorganized activity.
of or relating to wings. Biology. having the form of a wing; wing-shaped. Historical Examples The alary process of the premaxillary is vertical and concave posteriorly. The Systematics of the Frogs of the Hyla Rubra Group in Middle America Juan R. Len alary: relating to the wings: applied also to the wing muscles of heart. […]
(used as an exclamation to express sorrow, grief, pity, concern, or apprehension of evil.) . I sustain the wings: motto of the U.S. Air Force. Contemporary Examples Then there is that translucent physical beauty of Natasha’s, which, alas, almost upstaged her. Writers and Actors Recall Her Life Isabel Wilkinson March 18, 2009 He wore a […]