One who spreads the idealogy of fear through propoganda to fulfill a concealed agenda. Similar to a terrorist, but it fights with information and not direct violence. Politicians, media personas, and internet posters can all be fearmongers.
George W. Bush is accused for being a fearmonger for the use of scare tactics during the 2004 election.
by rkilgore35 April 15, 2005
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Provoking fear in order to get someone to get stuff done. What Republicans use to fight terrorism and what Democrats use to fight global warming or climate change or whatever they're calling it now.

It's a massive two-way street and is one of the cheapest ways to get something done.
The Republicans are fearmongering so much that Americans are actually starting to believe another attack is coming soon.

The Democrats are fearmongering with global warming to the point where people have just stopped driving their cars altogether.
by Wadeford February 02, 2010
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The standard reply one receives upon telling their friends/family that covid-19 is a big deal.
1: I'm not concerned about the corona virus because i'm not elderly
you: Other people are elderly and not to mention, young people can still be hospitalized with permanent lung damage.
1: you're just fearmongering

Dad: I know my blood pressure if high, i'm 55 and have diabetes, but i gotta go out and play pool.
you: Covid is more likely bad if you have multiple health conditions
Dad: Fearmongering!
by Huntingtons March 19, 2020
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General response used by conspiracy theorists to deny that covid is a major issue.
Intelligent person: Wear a mask, social distance and protect your grannies and grandads. Covid is a serious disease killing many people worldwide, especially older people, however there have been reported cases of babies, children and teenagers teenagers dying of the virus.

Conspiracy theorist: FEARMONGERING!
by PlatinumDoge March 17, 2021
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