alarming alarming  /ə ˈlɑr mɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) frightening because of an awareness of danger

Usage(s):

  1. Backed by billions in investment capital, this alarming phenomenon is replicating itself around the world.
  2. An alarming number of future physicians may not be familiar enough with the Geneva conventions.
  3. Over the past decade, West Germany has become Europe's biggest market for illegal heroin, and an alarming number of the estimated 50,000 hard-drug users are still in their teens.

News

  1. Globally, Tweens & Teens Working As Maids

    An alarming number of children between the ages of 7 and 15 are working around the world as domestic servants, with the bulk of them in the poorest regions on earth, mainly Africa and Asia, the International Labor Organization said in a 104 page report published on Wednesday.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Report: Dozens of MT bus drivers have criminal histories

    HELENA - An alarming report shows that more than 60 Montana school bus drivers have a criminal history.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KPAX Missoula

  3. Report reveals dozens of Montana bus drivers have criminal histories

    HELENA - An alarming report shows that more than 60 Montana school bus drivers have a criminal history.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KTVQ Billings

Quotes

  1. "Today's decision is alarming," Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in dissent.
    on Apr 18, 2007 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: Forbes

  2. "The fact that our American Indian and Alaska Native students have not made any progress since 2005 is alarming and cause for major concern," said Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee.
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: George Miller Source: Washington Post

  3. "The forced displacement of populations and evidence of the targeted killings of civilians are alarming. In the current climate, the possibility of massacres of civilians cannot be ruled out," Ban said in the report.
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: Fox40

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