a person who creates or spreads alarming news.
a person who delights in spreading rumours of disaster
plural noun 1. a pair of quotation marks used around a term or phrase to indicate that the writer does not think it is being used appropriately or that the writer is using it in a specialized sense: a “huge breakthrough” in the negotiations. Compare air quotes. scare quotes plural noun 1. quotation marks placed […]
verb (used with object), scared, scaring. 1. to fill, especially suddenly, with fear or terror; frighten; alarm. verb (used without object), scared, scaring. 2. to become frightened: That horse scares easily. noun 3. a sudden fright or alarm, especially with little or no reason. 4. a time or condition of alarm or worry: For three […]
- Scare someone shitless
scare someone shitless
- Scare tactic
noun a strategy using fear to influence the public’s reaction