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false alarm

n.
1. An emergency alarm, such as a fire alarm, that is set off unnecessarily.
2. A signal or warning that is groundless.
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false alarm

n
1. a needless alarm given in error or with intent to deceive
2. an occasion on which danger is perceived but fails to materialize
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false′ alarm′


n.
1. a false report of a fire in progress to a fire department.
2. something that excites unfounded alarm or expectation.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.false alarm - a warning that is given about something that fails to occurfalse alarm - a warning that is given about something that fails to occur
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
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Translations
إِنْذارٌ كاذِبإنْذار كاذِب
planý poplach
falsk alarm
väärä hälytys
lažna uzbuna
vaklárma
gabb, tilefnislaus aîvörun
間違い警報
잘못된 경보
planý poplach
falskt larm
กระต่ายตื่นตูม
sahte alârmyanlış alarm
báo động giả

false alarm

nfalso allarme m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

false

(foːls) adjective
1. not true; not correct. He made a false statement to the police.
2. not genuine; intended to deceive. She has a false passport.
3. artificial. false teeth.
4. not loyal. false friends.
ˈfalsehood noun
(the telling of) a lie. She is incapable of (uttering a) falsehood.
ˈfalsify (-fӕi) verb
to make false. He falsified the accounts.
ˌfalsifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
ˈfalsity noun
false alarm
a warning of something which in fact does not happen.
false start
in a race, a start which is declared not valid and therefore has to be repeated.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

false alarm

إِنْذارٌ كاذِب planý poplach falsk alarm falscher Alarm λάθος συναγερμός falsa alarma väärä hälytys fausse alarme lažna uzbuna falso allarme 間違い警報 잘못된 경보 vals alarm falsk alarm fałszywy alarm alarme falso, falso alarme ложная тревога falskt larm กระต่ายตื่นตูม yanlış alarm báo động giả 假警报
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