Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb alarm

2 senses of alarm

Sense 1
dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify -- (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")
       => frighten, fright, scare, affright -- (cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her")

Sense 2
alarm, alert -- (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")
       => warn -- (notify of danger, potential harm, or risk; "The director warned him that he might be fired"; "The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking")

Antonyms of adj alarming

1 sense of alarming

Sense 1
alarming (vs. unalarming) -- (frightening because of an awareness of danger)

unalarming (vs. alarming) -- (not alarming; assuaging alarm)

Similarity of adj alarming

1 sense of alarming

Sense 1
alarming (vs. unalarming) -- (frightening because of an awareness of danger)
       => appalling, dismaying -- (causing consternation; "appalling conditions")
       => atrocious, frightful, horrifying, horrible, ugly -- (provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound")
       => awful, dire, direful, dread (prenominal), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible -- (causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse")
       => baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening -- (threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly")
       => bloodcurdling, hair-raising, nightmarish -- (extremely alarming)
       => chilling, scarey, scary, shivery, shuddery -- (provoking fear terror; "a scary movie"; "the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge")
       => creepy, creepy-crawly -- (causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin; "a creepy story"; "I had a creepy-crawly feeling")
       => formidable, redoubtable, unnerving -- (inspiring fear; "the formidable prospect of major surgery"; "a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic"- G.H.Johnston; "something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall")
       => ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, macabre, sick -- (shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen")
       => hairy -- (hazardous and frightening; "hairy moments in the mountains")
       => petrifying -- (paralyzing with terror)
       => stupefying -- (shocking with surprise and consternation; "the stupefying impact of the tragedy")
       => terrific, terrifying -- (causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail")

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