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alarm

[ uh-lahrm ]
/ əˈlɑrm /
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noun

verb (used with object)

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RELATED WORDS

aroused, afraid, anxious, fearful

Nearby words

alar, alar cartilage, alar spine, alarcón, alaric, alarm, alarm clock, alarm reaction, alarmed, alarming, alarmingly

Origin of alarm

1350–1400; Middle English alarme, alarom < Middle French < Old Italian allarme, noun from phrase all'arme to (the) arms. See arm2
SYNONYMS FOR alarm
Related formsa·larm·a·ble, adjectivea·larm·ed·ly [uh-lahr-mid-lee] /əˈlɑr mɪd li/, adverbpre·a·larm, verb (used with object), nounun·a·larmed, adjective

Synonym study

1. See fear. 8. See frighten.
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British Dictionary definitions for alarmed

alarm

/ (əˈlɑːm) /

verb (tr)

noun

Derived Formsalarming, adjectivealarmingly, adverb

Word Origin for alarm

C14: from Old French alarme, from Old Italian all'arme to arms; see arm ²
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Idioms and Phrases with alarmed

alarm


see false alarm.

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