What does alarming mean?

Definitions for alarming
əˈlɑr mɪŋalarm·ing

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word alarming.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alarmingadjective

    frightening because of an awareness of danger


  1. alarmingadjective

    causing apprehension, fear or alarm; frightening

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Alarmingparticip. adj.

    Terrifying; awakening; surprising; as, an alarming message; an alarming pain.

    Etymology: from alarm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Alarming

    of Alarm

  2. Alarmingadjective

    exciting, or calculated to excite, alarm; causing apprehension of danger; as, an alarming crisis or report. -- A*larm"ing*ly, adv

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of alarming in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of alarming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of alarming in a Sentence

  1. Jim Kenney:

    Philadelphia's fatal overdose rate is the worst in the nation among large cities, and incidents of overdose have steadily increased to an alarming degree.

  2. Alexis Tindall:

    There’s an alarming and scary component to all this.

  3. David Kennedy:

    Zoom doesn't seem to be very clear on what they record, what they don't record, there's a lot of things that Zoom is doing that is particularly alarming and concerning, because they're not using the right language and terminology.

  4. Steve Vladeck:

    Sullivan provides crucial protection of the independence of news outlets, whose reporting might otherwise be chilled, even for accurate stories, if Supreme Court were easier to sue them for defamation, the more justices who look poised to potentially revisit that precedent in the coming years, the more alarming Justice Thomas's previously idiosyncratic critiques become.

  5. Urban Janlert of Umea University:

    But the main problem is the public health aspect – even if the individual risk is not alarming, the high number of people working long hours means that in the whole population a huge number of strokes will occur.

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    cause to feel shame; hurt the pride of
    • A. abduct
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