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Synonyms for alarming
əˈlɑr mɪŋalarm·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 1 vote

  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 Antonyms5.0 / 2 votes

  1. alarming

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

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

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. alarmingadjective

    frightening because of an awareness of danger

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. alarmingadjective

    Synonyms:
    startling, ominous, terrifying, frightful

    Antonyms:
    reassuring

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How to use alarming in a sentence?

  1. Shalva Natelashvili:

    Alarming messages against the existing regime in Georgia continue to come from Washington.

  2. Tony Corbo:

    Obviously the agency is starting to see that this is an alarming trend in terms of all these recalls.

  3. The Oxfam report:

    Far from trickling down, income and wealth are instead being sucked upwards at an alarming rate.

  4. John Quinley:

    The reports of Rohingya dying while trying to flee the island by boat are extremely alarming, the government should allow any Rohingya who wish to return to Cox’s Bazar to do so, and facilitate the transportation.

  5. Kurt Kohler:

    Right now, we have a system set up. As the data comes, it is distributed to a network of people to look at both on an immediate-phase – ‘Hey, is there anything really alarming to look at’ – and those smaller numbers that really matter to long-term health.


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