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alarming

[uh-lahr-ming]
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adjective
  1. 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
Related formsa·larm·ing·ly, adverbun·a·larm·ing, adjectiveun·a·larm·ing·ly, adverb
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Related Words for alarmingly

severely, desperately, seriously, recklessly, critically, perilously, precariously, alarmingly, carelessly, gravely, unsafely, unsecurely

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Word Origin and History for alarmingly

adv.

1787, from alarming, present participle adjective from alarm (v.), + -ly (2).

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