alarming adj
Some people find fire drills quite alarming.

English expressions. 2014.

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  • alarming — adj. alarming to + inf. (it was alarming to think of the possible consequences) * * * [ə lɑːmɪŋ] alarming to + inf. (it was alarming to think of the possible consequences) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • alarming — adj. VERBS ▪ be, seem ▪ find sth ▪ I find the prospect of being without work extremely alarming. ADVERB ▪ extremely, fairly …   Collocations dictionary

  • alarming — [ə lärm′iŋ] adj. that alarms, or makes suddenly afraid or anxious; frightening alarmingly adv …   English World dictionary

  • alarming — adj dreadful, terrible, grievous, dire; threatening, hazardous, dangerous, perilous; terrifying, frightful, direful, appalling, ominous, portentous; disturbing, distressing, harrowing, rending; redoubtable, fearsome, fearful, formidable, awful;… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • alarming — adj. disturbing, frightening. Derivatives: alarmingly adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • alarming — [[t]əlɑ͟ː(r)mɪŋ[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is alarming makes you feel afraid or anxious that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen. The disease has spread at an alarming rate. ...the alarming increase in crime. Syn: worrying Derived… …   English dictionary

  • alarming — alarmingly, adv. /euh lahr ming/, adj. causing alarm or fear: an alarming case of pneumonia; an alarming lack of respect. [1670 80; ALARM + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • alarming — a|larm|ing [əˈla:mıŋ US a:r ] adj making you feel worried or frightened ▪ an alarming increase in violent crime ▪ The rainforest is disappearing at an alarming rate. >alarmingly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • alarming — a·larm·ing || É™ lɑːmɪŋ adj. worrisome, foreboding a·larm || É™ lɑːm n. alert; alarm system; anxiety, concern; fear v. scare, terrify; frighten, intimidate …   English contemporary dictionary

  • alarming — [əˈlɑːmɪŋ] adj frightening or worrying alarmingly adv …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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