Definition of Alarming in English :

Define Alarming in English

Alarming meaning in English

Meaning of Alarming in English

Pronunciation of Alarming in English

Alarming pronunciation in English

Pronounce Alarming in English


see synonyms of alarming


WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of alarming
that alarms, or makes suddenly afraid or anxious; frightening

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of alarming
1. Sudden fear or concern caused by the realization of danger or an impending setback. See Synonyms at fear.
2. A warning of existing or approaching danger: The committee's report issued an alarm about the dangerous condition of the town's buildings.
3. A device that is used to warn of danger by means of a sound or signal: a fire alarm.
4. The sounding mechanism of an alarm clock: The alarm went off at 6:30.
5. A call to arms.
tr.v. a·larmed, a·larm·ing, a·larms
1. To fill with alarm or anxious concern. See Synonyms at frighten.
2. To give warning to: "The soldiers ... killed every dog within three miles to prevent a bark that would alarm the enemy" (William Least Heat-Moon).
3. To equip with or protect by an alarm: The dormitory doors are alarmed from 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM.

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