alarmingly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.alarmingly - in an alarming manneralarmingly - in an alarming manner; "It grew alarmingly fast"
Translations
بِصُورَة مُفْزِعَه
děsivě
riasztóan
á ógnvekjandi hátt
znepokojujúco
ürkütücü bir şekilde

alarmingly

[əˈlɑːmɪŋlɪ] ADVde modo alarmante
alarmingly high numberscifras fpl alarmantes

alarmingly

[əˈlɑːrmɪŋli] advde façon alarmante
alarmingly close → dangereusement proche
alarmingly quickly → à une vitesse inquiétante

alarmingly

adverschreckend

alarmingly

[əˈlɑːmɪŋlɪ] advin modo allarmante
alarmingly close → pericolosamente vicino/a

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
References in classic literature ?
She telegraphed her wish to Meg, but the eyebrows went up so alarmingly that she dared not stir.
Viewed from the low level on which th ese villas stand, the sea, in certain conditions of the atmosphere, appears to be higher than the land: coasting-vessels gliding by assume gigantic proportions, and look alarmingly near the windows.
The officiating undertakers made some protest against these changes in the ceremonies; but, the river being alarmingly near, and several voices remarking on the efficacy of cold immersion in bringing refractory members of the profession to reason, the protest was faint and brief.
My sister, who had begun to be alarmingly meditative, had to employ herself actively in getting the gin, the hot water, the sugar, and the lemon-peel, and mixing them.
The price of improved land in most parts of the country is much lower than can be accounted for by the quantity of waste land at market, and can only be fully explained by that want of private and public confidence, which are so alarmingly prevalent among all ranks, and which have a direct tendency to depreciate property of every kind.
Catherine, though she could not help wondering that with such perfect command of his horse, he should think it necessary to alarm her with a relation of its tricks, congratulated herself sincerely on being under the care of so excellent a coachman; and perceiving that the animal continued to go on in the same quiet manner, without showing the smallest propensity towards any unpleasant vivacity, and (considering its inevitable pace was ten miles an hour) by no means alarmingly fast, gave herself up to all the enjoyment of air and exercise of the most invigorating kind, in a fine mild day of February, with the consciousness of safety.
The stairs were very steep and narrow, and they creaked alarmingly as Raffles led the way up, with the single candle in the crown of the colonel's hat.
These people, a day or two later, had serious information to give: the little American flirt was alarmingly ill.
She came in, like a ship in full sail, an imposing creature, tall and stout, with an ample bust and an obesity girthed in alarmingly by straight-fronted corsets.
The gentleman before me gazed at me for some seconds in amazement, and his wife in terror; as though there was something alarmingly extraordinary in the fact that anyone could come to see them.
The presence of this immense and enduring beauty made her almost alarmingly conscious of her desire, and at the same time proud of a feeling which did not display anything like the same proportions when she was going about her daily work.
Trumbull allowed the flower to fall alarmingly into strings of heart-shaped leaves--"a book of riddles