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a·larm·ing

alarming

 
pronunciation:
lar mIng
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: causing alarm or fright.
An alarming number of thefts occurred in the neighborhood last month.It was alarming to hear of the strong possibility of an epidemic breaking out.
similar words:
dire, portentous, serious, tremendous
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derivation: alarmingly (adv.)