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adjective as in causing fear

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Stewart, who was born Sherri Patterson, lay in the bed that she has barely left since August 2019 because of an alarming neurological decline.

That should be especially alarming to Republicans, since the FiveThirtyEight model believes that Pennsylvania is the likeliest state to decide the 2020 election.

This month’s job numbers indicate that we could be reaching that point, which is quite alarming given how far below the pre-pandemic peak those industries still are.

At Notre Dame, we have already seen that a few isolated cases can reach 600 very quickly, due to the alarming way the coronavirus spreads.

From Fortune

As a scholar of social movements and media studies, I see an alarming split between the types of content consumed by right-wing reactionaries and left-wing social justice advocates.

And then the voice of a dispatcher crackles over the radio with those alarming words.

Yesterday morning, my in-box was stuffed to the gunwales with alarming messages alerting me to…to what?

As alarming as parents might find those results, Dr. Temple cautions against jumping to any drastic conclusions.

Any time there is a new outbreak of infectious disease, it can be alarming.

I glimpse an alarming, finger-length aluminum baton in her bag.

Little boys when decking themselves out with tall hat and monstrously big clothes seem to be trying to put on an alarming aspect.

In fact, his whole appearance was so alarming that Davy anxiously inquired of him what he had been eating.

"I see nothing alarming over there," said the Captain of the company, as he swept the other side of the stream with his glass.

Seeing the luggage piled “Olympus high,” so as to occasion an alarming oscillation.

At the same time alarming symptoms began to appear among the men of the sword.


On this page you'll find 51 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to alarming, such as: dangerous, disquieting, distressing, disturbing, frightening, and startling.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.