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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
alarm (noun)
1.
archaic a call to arms - the angry trumpet sounds alarum Shakespeare
2.
a signal (as a loud noise or flashing light) that warns or alerts , also a device that signals - set the alarm to wake me at seven
3.
sudden sharp apprehension and fear resulting from the perception of imminent danger
4.
a warning notice fear
alarm (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to strike with fear
2.
- disturb excite
3.
to give warning to
4.
to equip with an alarm
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
alarm (noun)
1.
suspicion or fear of future harm or misfortune
SYNONIMS:
alarm ( alarum), apprehensiveness, dread, foreboding, misgiving
RELATED WORDS:
agitation, anxiety, anxiousness, concern, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, fearfulness, funk, perturbation, solicitude, suspense, unease, uneasiness; scruple, worry; doubt, incertitude, mistrust, suspiciousness, uncertainty, wariness; defeatism, pessimism; foreknowledge, premonition, presage, presentiment
NEAR ANTONYMS:
anticipation, excitement, hope, hopefulness; confidence, optimism, sanguinity
alarm (noun)
2.
the act or an instance of telling beforehand of danger or risk
SYNONIMS:
admonishment, admonition, alarm ( alarum), alert, caution, forewarning, heads-up, notice
RELATED WORDS:
auguring, augury, forecasting, foretelling, predicting, prediction, premonition, presaging, prognosticating, prophecy ( prophesy), prophesying; apprising, informing, notification, notifying, tip-off; advice, counsel, guidance, recommendation, suggestion, tip; announcement, declaration
alarm (noun)
3.
the emotion experienced in the presence or threat of danger
SYNONIMS:
alarm ( alarum), anxiety, dread, fearfulness, fright, horror, panic, scare, terror, trepidation
RELATED WORDS:
phobia; creeps, jitters, nervousness, willies; pang, qualm, twinge; agitation, apprehension, consternation, discomposure, disquiet, funk, perturbation; concern, dismay, worry; cowardice, faintheartedness, timidity, timorousness
NEAR ANTONYMS:
aplomb, assurance, boldness, confidence, self-assurance, self-confidence; bravery, courage, courageousness, daring, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, fortitude, gallantry, hardihood, intrepidity, intrepidness, stoutness, valor; audacity, guts, nerve
alarm (verb)
1.
to strike with fear
SYNONIMS:
affright, alarm ( alarum), fright, horrify, panic, scare, scarify, shock, spook, startle, terrify, terrorize
RELATED WORDS:
appall ( appal), bowl over, dismay, floor, jolt, shake, shake up; amaze, astound, awe; chill, daunt, demoralize, dispirit, emasculate, psych (out), undo, unman, unnerve, unstring; discomfort, discompose, disconcert, disquiet, distract, distress, disturb, perturb, unsettle, upset, worry
NEAR ANTONYMS:
assure, cheer, comfort, console, solace, soothe; embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire, steel
reassure
alarm (verb)
2.
to trouble the mind of; to make uneasy
SYNONIMS:
agitate, ail, alarm ( alarum), bother, concern, derail, discomfort, discompose, dismay, disquiet, distemper, distract, distress, exercise, flurry, frazzle, freak (out), fuss, hagride, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, weird out, worry
RELATED WORDS:
aggravate, anger, annoy, bug, chafe, chivy ( chivvy), exasperate, fret, gall, get, grate, harass, harry, irk, irritate, nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put off, put out, rile, vex; bedevil, haunt, plague; abash, confound, confuse, discomfit, disconcert, discountenance, embarrass, faze, fluster, jar, mortify, nonplus, rattle, shake up; daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, unnerve
NEAR ANTONYMS:
allay, alleviate, assuage; appease, conciliate, mollify, pacify, placate, propitiate
calm, compose, quiet, settle, soothe, tranquilize ( tranquillize)
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