English version

scaremongering

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscaremongeringscare‧mon‧ger‧ing /ˈskeəˌmʌŋɡərɪŋ $ ˈskerˌmɑːŋ-, -ˌmʌŋ-/ noun [uncountable] British English 🔊 🔊 FRIGHTENEDthe practice of deliberately making people worried or nervous, especially in order to get a political or other advantagescaremonger noun [countable]
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scaremongeringThis I believe stems largely from scaremongering and misleading information given to the industry from various sources.We hear scaremongering that a minimum wage will destroy jobs.They had not been given details of the legislation and so were unable to counter opposition scaremongering.Without scaremongering, we fear very much for the needs of bus passengers.
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