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Synonyms for alarm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. alarm, dismay, consternation(noun)

    fear resulting from the awareness of danger

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

  2. alarm, warning device, alarm system(noun)

    a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

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

  3. alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum(noun)

    an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

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

  4. alarm clock, alarm(verb)

    a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time

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

  5. dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify(verb)

    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"

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

  6. alarm, alert(verb)

    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"

    dismay, appall, appal, horrify, alert

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.

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

    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alarm(n)

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

    confidence, security, quiet

  2. alarm(v)

    warn, wake, terrify, intimidate, frighten

    compose, embolden, reassure, rally

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. alarm(n.)

    alarum, larum, tocsin, summons to arms, alarm-bell, beat of drum, sound of trumpet, notice of danger, signal of distress

  2. alarm(n.)

    fear, apprehension, terror, fright, affright, consternation, dismay

  3. alarm(v. a.)

    call to arms, summon to arms

  4. alarm(v. a.)

    terrify, frighten, affright, startle, scare, daunt, appall, put in fear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. alarm(n)

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

  2. alarm(v)

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

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How to use alarm in a sentence?

  1. Brett Parkinson:

    We don’t want these patients to get a false positive to have this sort of alarm.

  2. David Poeppel:

    These findings suggest that the design of alarm signals can be further improved, the same way a bad smell is added to natural gas to make it easily detectable, adding roughness to alarm sounds may improve and accelerate their processing.

  3. John Veron:

    It's more than an alarm bell, it's an air raid siren.

  4. 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.

  5. Boston Police Superintendent William Evans:

    We believed he was a threat, the level of alarm brought us to question him today. I don't think anyone expected the reaction we got out of him.

Translations for alarm

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إنذارArabic
  • трывогаBelarusian
  • аларма, будилник, разтревожвам, тревогаBulgarian
  • alarmar, alarma, despertadorCatalan, Valencian
  • Alarm, Alarmsignal, Alarmstimmung, alarmieren, WeckerGerman
  • alarma, despertadorSpanish
  • زنگ خطرPersian
  • pelästyttää, hälytys, hälyttää, huolestuttaa, pelästyminen, herätyskelloFinnish
  • alarme, réveille-matin, réveilFrench
  • rabhadh, clisgeadhScottish Gaelic
  • riadó, riadalom, fegyverbe, ijedtség, ébresztőHungarian
  • զարթուցիչArmenian
  • 警報Japanese
  • 경보, 警報Korean
  • alarmeren, verontrusten, alarm, alarmsignaal, alarmklok, wekker, alarm slaan, beangstigen, alarmkreet, alarmstemmingDutch
  • alarmPolish
  • alarme, despertadorPortuguese
  • тревога, смятение, страх, будильник, сигнализация, испуг, опасение, сигнал тревогиRussian
  • аларм, alarmSerbo-Croatian
  • väckarklockaSwedish
  • тривогаUkrainian
  • báo độngVietnamese

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