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alarm

a·larm

alarm

 
 
pronunciation:
larm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a sudden apprehension marked by distress or anxiety.
The report of a tornado filled us with alarm.
synonyms:
apprehension, consternation, dismay, fear, horror, terror, trepidation
antonyms:
calmness, composure, tranquillity
similar words:
anxiety, discomfort, disquiet, distress, dread, fright, funk, panic, scare
definition 2: any audible or visible warning, esp. by mechanical, electric, or other means.
Smoke set off the fire alarm.
synonyms:
signal, siren, tocsin, whistle
similar words:
alert, bell, horn, May Day, SOS, warning
definition 3: the sounding mechanism of an alarm clock or warning device.
The alarm sounded at six o'clock, but he fell back to sleep.
synonyms:
bell, buzzer, horn, siren, tocsin, whistle
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: alarmed, alarming, alarms
definition 1: to cause sudden anxiety in.
The murderer's escape from prison alarmed the nearby community.The child's violent behavior alarmed his parents.
synonyms:
frighten, panic, scare, startle
antonyms:
assure, calm, reassure, relieve
similar words:
appall, distress, disturb, shock, surprise, terrify
definition 2: to warn of danger.
synonyms:
alert, warn
similar words:
arouse, caution, frighten, ring, rouse, signal
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