[ uh-lahr-ming ]
/ əˈlɑr mɪŋ /


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

Origin of alarming

First recorded in 1670–80; alarm + -ing2

Related forms

a·larm·ing·ly, adverbun·a·larm·ing, adjectiveun·a·larm·ing·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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