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Meaning of ALARMING

Pronunciation:  u'lârmeeng

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  causing alarm or fear

ALARMING is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: appalling, atrocious, awful, baleful, bloodcurdling, chilling, creepy, creepy-crawly, dire, direful, dismaying, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, forbidding, formidable, frightening, frightful, ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, hair-raising, hairy, horrendous, horrible, horrific, horrifying, macabre, menacing, minacious, minatory, nightmarish, ominous, petrifying, redoubtable, scarey, scary, shivery, shuddery, sinister, stupefying, terrible, terrific, terrifying, threatening, ugly, unnerving
 Antonyms: unalarming



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\A*larm"ing\, a.
Exciting, or calculated to excite, alarm; causing
apprehension of danger; as, an alarming crisis or report. --
A*larm"ing*ly, adv.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: awing, bad, chilling, critical, dangerous, dangersome, daunting, deterrent, deterring, disconcerting, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, disquieting, explosive, fearful, fear-inspiring, fearsome, fraught with danger, frightening, frightful, jeopardous, menacing, overawing, parlous, periculous, perilous, scaring, scary, serious, startling, threatening, ugly