Synonyms for alarməˈlɑrm
alarm, dismay, consternation(noun)
fear resulting from the awareness of danger
alarm, warning device, alarm system(noun)
a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event
alarm, alert, warning signal, alarum(noun)
an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
alarm clock, alarm(verb)
a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time
dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify(verb)
fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness
alarm(noun)To call to arms for defense
alarm(noun)To give (someone) notice of approaching danger
alarm(noun)To rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.
alarm(noun)To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
alarm(verb)To keep in excitement; to disturb.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
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.
Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.
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