alarmist








noun

  1. a person who tends to raise alarms, especially without sufficient reason, as by exaggerating dangers or prophesying calamities.

adjective

  1. of or like an alarmist.

noun

  1. a person who alarms or attempts to alarm others needlessly or without due grounds
  2. a person who is easily alarmed

adjective

  1. characteristic of an alarmist
n.

“one addicted to sounding alarms,” 1793, from alarm (n.) + -ist.

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