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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. frightening because of an awareness of danger;


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] 2. To keep in excitement; to disturb. [1913 Webster] 3. To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear. [1913 Webster] Alarmed by rumors of military preparation. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

alarming adj 1: frightening because of an awareness of danger [ant: unalarming]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "alarming": awing, bad, chilling, critical, dangerous, dangersome, daunting, deterrent, deterring, disconcerting, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, disquieting, explosive, fear-inspiring, fearful, fearsome, fraught with danger, frightening, frightful, jeopardous, menacing, overawing, parlous, periculous, perilous, scaring, scary, serious, startling, threatening, ugly