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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alarming  \A*larm"ing\,  a. 
  Exciting,  or  calculated  to  excite,  alarm;  causing 
  apprehension  of  danger;  as  an  alarming  crisis  or  report.  -- 
  A*larm"ing*ly,  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Alarm  \A*larm"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Alarmed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Alarming}.]  [Alarm,  n.  Cf  F.  alarmer.] 
  1.  To  call  to  arms  for  defense;  to  give  notice  to  (any  one) 
  of  approaching  danger;  to  rouse  to  vigilance  and  action 
  to  put  on  the  alert. 
 
  2.  To  keep  in  excitement;  to  disturb. 
 
  3.  To  surprise  with  apprehension  of  danger;  to  fill  with 
  anxiety  in  regard  to  threatening  evil;  to  excite  with 
  sudden  fear. 
 
  Alarmed  by  rumors  of  military  preparation. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  alarming 
  adj  :  causing  alarm  or  fear  [ant:  {unalarming}] 




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