- v fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
- v warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
- a frightening because of an awareness of danger
- Backed by billions in investment capital, this alarming phenomenon is replicating itself around the world.
- An alarming number of future physicians may not be familiar enough with the Geneva conventions.
- 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.
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Forbes
Today's decision is alarming,Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote in dissent.
- George Miller in Washington Post
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.
- Ban Ki-moon in Fox40
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.