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Synonyms for alarming
əˈlɑr mɪŋalarm·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alarming

    Awful should not be used of things which are merely disagreeable or annoying, nor of all that are alarming and terrible, but only of such as bring a solemn awe upon the soul, as in the presence of a superior power; as, the awful hush before the battle. That which is awful arouses an oppressive, that which is august an admiring reverence; we speak of the august presence of a mighty monarch, the awful presence of death. We speak of an exalted station, a grand mountain, an imposing presence, a majestic cathedral, a noble mien, a solemn litany, a stately march, an august assembly, the awful scene of the Judgment Day.

    Synonyms:
    appalling, august, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearful, frightful, grand, horrible, imposing, majestic, noble, portentous, shocking, solemn, stately, terrible, terrific

    Antonyms:
    base, beggarly, commonplace, contemptible, despicable, humble, inferior, lowly, mean, paltry, undignified, vulgar

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. alarming

    Synonyms:
    terrible, fearful, frightful, portentous, ominous, threatening

    Antonyms:
    soothing, assuring, encouraging, inviting, propitious, hopeful, alluring, enticing, attractive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alarmingadjective

    frightening because of an awareness of danger

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

Editors Contribution

  1. appalling

    when you get astounded or you get feared by a horrific thing

    the sight of black cat appalled me.

    Submitted by rinat on August 19, 2019  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. alarmingadjective

    Synonyms:
    startling, ominous, terrifying, frightful

    Antonyms:
    reassuring

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How to use alarming in a sentence?

  1. Rob Portman:

    It is intolerable that human trafficking - modern-day slavery - could occur in our own backyard, but what makes the Marion cases even more alarming is that a U.S. government agency was responsible for delivering some of the victims into the hands of their abusers.

  2. Larry Krasner:

    We should all be outraged that senseless, preventable violence continues to claim and break lives here in Philadelphia and in communities across the country that are also experiencing alarming increases in gun violence, we have seen cycles of increased homicides before, and we have more research and data than ever on which to formulate solutions.

  3. Frank Xie:

    The scope of the bank scandals where bank officials embezzle and steal funds from depositors is alarming, and what is exposed could only be the tip of the iceberg, as the Chinese economy slows down further, the fiscal shortage worsens, and the debt repayments become more widespread among Chinese companies, especially in the real estate sector, bank runs could become more often and on a larger scale.

  4. Subodh Chandra:

    Any presentation to a grand jury -- without the prosecutor advocating for Tamir -- is a charade, to get so-called experts to assist in the whitewash -- when the world has the video of what happened -- is all the more alarming.

  5. Joe Holt:

    With the alarming rise of Delta Air Lines variant covid cases companies face the tough decision of providing a safe workplace by using carrots and sticks to get employees to vaccinate or impose a vaccine mandate at the risk of alienating and possibly losing some employees, it seems more likely that a big stick will motivate employees more than small carrots will.


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