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alarming

[ uh-lahr-ming ]
/ əˈlɑr mɪŋ /
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adjective

causing alarm or fear: an alarming case of pneumonia; an alarming lack of respect.

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Origin of alarming

First recorded in 1670–80; alarm + -ing2
a·larm·ing·ly, adverbun·a·larm·ing, adjectiveun·a·larm·ing·ly, adverb
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