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a person who constantly warns that a calamity is imminent; a vociferous pessimist:
The Chicken Littles are warning that the stock market will collapse.


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    [chik-uh n-liv-erd] /ˈtʃɪk ənˈlɪv ərd/ adjective, Informal. 1. timid; fearful; cowardly. adjective Cowardly; chickenhearted (1870s+)

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