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Synonyms for alarming

Synonyms for (adjective) alarming

Synonyms: alarming Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger

Similar words: appalling, dismaying Definition: causing consternation Usage: appalling conditions

Similar words: atrocious, ugly, frightful, horrible, horrifying Definition: provoking horror Usage: an atrocious automobile accident; a frightful crime of decapitation; an alarming, even horrifying, picture; war is beyond all words horrible- Winston Churchill; an ugly wound

Similar words: horrendous, horrific, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, frightening, fearful, fearsome, terrible Definition: causing fear or dread or terror Usage: the awful war; an awful risk; dire news; a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked; the dread presence of the headmaster; polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was; a dreadful storm; a fearful howling; horrendous explosions shook the city; a terrible curse

Similar words: threatening, baleful, ominous, minacious, minatory, sinister, menacing, forbidding Definition: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments Usage: a baleful look; forbidding thunderclouds; his tone became menacing; ominous rumblings of discontent; sinister storm clouds; a sinister smile; his threatening behavior; ugly black clouds; the situation became ugly

Similar words: hair-raising, nightmarish, bloodcurdling Definition: extremely alarming

Similar words: chilling, shivery, shuddery, scarey, scary Definition: provoking fear terror Usage: a scary movie; the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge

Similar words: creepy, creepy-crawly Definition: causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin Usage: a creepy story; I had a creepy-crawly feeling

Similar words: redoubtable, unnerving, formidable Definition: inspiring fear Usage: the formidable prospect of major surgery; a tougher and more redoubtable adversary than the heel-clicking, jackbooted fanatic- G.H.Johnston; something unnerving and prisonlike about high grey wall

Similar words: gruesome, grim, grisly, ghastly, sick, macabre Definition: shockingly repellent; inspiring horror Usage: ghastly wounds; the grim aftermath of the bombing; the grim task of burying the victims; a grisly murder; gruesome evidence of human sacrifice; macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages; macabre tortures conceived by madmen

Similar words: hairy Definition: hazardous and frightening Usage: hairy moments in the mountains

Similar words: petrifying Definition: paralyzing with terror

Similar words: stupefying Definition: shocking with surprise and consternation Usage: the stupefying impact of the tragedy

Similar words: terrific, terrifying Definition: causing extreme terror Usage: a terrifying wail