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noun [uncountable] mainly journalism scaremongering pronunciation in American English /ˈskerˌmʌŋɡərɪŋ/
  1. the process of saying or doing something in order to make people feel worried or frightened, especially so that you gain an advantage
    There has been a lot of scaremongering about the safety of these vehicles.

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