Definition Of alarming


be fitted or protected with an alarm.

this door is locked and alarmed between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

cause (someone) to feel frightened, disturbed, or in danger.

the government was alarmed by an outbreak of unrest

worrying or disturbing.

our countryside is disappearing at an alarming rate

Example Of alarming

  • A number of investors have expressed concern at an alarming headline last week.

  • Even pedestrians, she says, find Auckland's congestion alarming .

  • I found the whole programme extremely interesting in some ways, yet alarming in others.

  • Insurance companies are warning drivers not to be heroes following the outbreak of an alarming new trend in car crime.

  • On the surface, the report could appear alarming .

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