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Synonyms for alarm
əˈlɑrmalarm

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alarm

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    Synonyms:
    affright, apprehension, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, misgiving, panic, solicitude, terror, timidity

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Preposition:
    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alarmnoun

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, fright, fear, timidity, consternation, tocsin, war-cry, war-note, reveille, dread, affright, disquietude, dismay

    Antonyms:
    confidence, security, quiet

  2. alarmverb

    Synonyms:
    warn, wake, terrify, intimidate, frighten

    Antonyms:
    compose, embolden, reassure, rally

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alarm, dismay, consternationnoun

    fear resulting from the awareness of danger

    Synonyms:
    warning device, alarum, warning signal, consternation, alarm clock, alert, alarm system, discouragement, dismay, disheartenment

  2. alarm, warning device, alarm systemnoun

    a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

    Synonyms:
    warning device, alarum, warning signal, consternation, alarm clock, alert, alarm system, dismay

  3. alarm, alert, warning signal, alarumnoun

    an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

    Synonyms:
    warning device, alarum, warning signal, consternation, alarm clock, qui vive, alert, alarm system, alerting, dismay

  4. alarm clock, alarmverb

    a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time

    Synonyms:
    warning device, alarum, warning signal, consternation, alarm clock, alert, alarm system, dismay

  5. dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrifyverb

    fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

    "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us"

    Synonyms:
    depress, dismay, appall, dispirit, outrage, shock, appal, deject, demoralise, horrify, offend, scandalise, get down, demoralize, cast down, scandalize, alert

  6. alarm, alertverb

    warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

    "The empty house alarmed him"; "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries"

    Synonyms:
    dismay, appall, appal, horrify, alert

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. alarmnoun

    Synonyms:
    warning, signal, apprehension, terror, consternation trepidation, fright, panic, dismay

  2. alarmverb

    Synonyms:
    terrify, frighten, scare, appall, daunt, unnerve, intimidate

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How to use alarm in a sentence?

  1. Anna Harrington:

    I'm' comfort shopping' the way that others' comfort eat,' i'm saving and spending the same amounts as before -- I'm lucky that my job is secure. But this past summer, I bought the oddest things I never would have normally bought -- a sunrise alarm clock, pink fuzzy bunny slippers, the entire Buffy the Vampire CD collection, and vintage furniture from the 1970s.

  2. Pablo Picasso:

    Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock.

  3. Armand Sprecher:

    With Ebola, people die quickly and dramatically - and that is what sets alarm bells ringing.

  4. President Nicolas Maduro:

    We are declaring a state of alarm.

  5. Mohannad Aama:

    The fact we were down in August at a magnitude that is bigger than we have seen in many years rang some alarm bells, the continued uncertainty about China is definitely adding to worries.


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