Synonyms for alarməˈlɑrm

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms and similiar words for the term alarm

Princeton's WordNet

  1. alarm, dismay, consternation(noun)

    fear resulting from the awareness of danger

    Synonyms:
    warning device, alarum, warning signal, consternation, alarm clock, alarm, alert, alarm system, discouragement, dismay, disheartenment

  2. alarm, warning device, alarm system(noun)

    a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

    Synonyms:
    warning device, alarum, warning signal, consternation, alarm clock, alarm, alert, alarm system, dismay

  3. alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum(noun)

    an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

    Synonyms:
    warning device, alarum, warning signal, consternation, alarm clock, alarm, qui vive, alert, alarm system, alerting, dismay

  4. alarm clock, alarm(verb)

    a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time

    Synonyms:
    warning device, alarum, warning signal, consternation, alarm clock, alarm, alert, alarm system, dismay

  5. dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify(verb)

    fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

    Synonyms:
    depress, dismay, appall, dispirit, outrage, shock, appal, alarm, deject, demoralise, horrify, offend, scandalise, get down, demoralize, cast down, scandalize, alert

  6. alarm, alert(verb)

    warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

    Synonyms:
    alarm, dismay, appall, appal, horrify, alert

English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald

  1. alarm

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    Synonyms:
    affright, apprehension, consternation, dismay, disquietude, dread, fear, fright, misgiving, panic, solicitude, terror, timidity

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Preposition:
    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Translation

Find a translation for the alarm synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these alarm synonyms with the community:


Citation

Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"alarm." Synonyms.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2014. Web. 22 Aug. 2014. <http://www.synonyms.net/synonym/alarm>.

Are we missing a good synonym for alarm?


The Web's Largest Resource for

Synonyms & Antonyms


A Member Of The STANDS4 Network


Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for alarm: