alarming


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Idioms, Encyclopedia.

a·larm

 (ə-lärm′)
n.
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.

[Middle English, from Old French alarme, from Old Italian allarme, from all'arme, to arms : alla, to the (from Latin ad illa : ad, to; see ad- + illa, neuter pl. of ille, that, the; see al- in Indo-European roots) + arme, arms (from Latin arma; see ar- in Indo-European roots).]

a·larm′ing·ly adv.

a•larm•ing

(əˈlɑr mɪŋ)

adj.
causing fear, distress, or agitation; frightening; disturbing.
[1670–80]
a•larm′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
unalarming - not alarming; assuaging alarm

alarming

Translations
مُفْزِعمُفْزِع، مُرْعِب
znepokojivýznepokojující
alarmerende
hälyttävä
uznemirujući
ógnvekjandi
警戒心をいだかせる
놀라운
oroväckande
ซึ่งน่าตกใจ
đáng ngại

alarming

[əˈlɑːmɪŋ] ADJalarmante

alarming

[əˈlɑːrmɪŋ] adj [rate, increase] → alarmant(e); [report] → alarmant(e)

alarming

adj (= worrying)beunruhigend; (= frightening)erschreckend; newsalarmierend

alarming

[əˈlɑːmɪŋ] adjallarmante, preoccupante

alarm

(əˈlaːm) noun
1. sudden fear. We did not share her alarm at the suggestion.
2. something that gives warning of danger, attracts attention etc. Sound the alarm!; a fire-alarm; (also adjective) an alarm clock.
verb
to make (someone) afraid. The least sound alarms the old lady.
aˈlarming adjective
disturbing or causing fear. alarming news.
aˈlarmingly adverb

alarming

مُفْزِع znepokojivý alarmerende beunruhigend ανησυχητικός alarmante hälyttävä alarmant uznemirujući allarmante 警戒心をいだかせる 놀라운 alarmerend urovekkende zatrważający alarmante тревожный oroväckande ซึ่งน่าตกใจ ürkütücü đáng ngại 令人担忧

alarming

a. alarmante, inquietante, desesperante; sorprendente.
References in classic literature ?
With difficulty, for something seemed to resist her efforts, she raised the lid a few inches; but at that moment a sudden knocking at the door of the room made her, starting, quit her hold, and the lid closed with alarming violence.
His collar-bone was found to be dislocated, and such injury received in the back, as roused the most alarming ideas.
Will it be believed that, after Aglaya's alarming words, an ineradicable conviction had taken possession of his mind that, however he might try to avoid this vase next day, he must certainly break it?