from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Exciting, or calculated to excite, alarm; causing apprehension of danger. -- A*larm"ing*ly, adv.

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  • verb Present participle of alarm.
  • adjective causing apprehension, fear or alarm; frightening

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  • adjective frightening because of an awareness of danger


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  • This always makes me sing that song from Disney's "Beauty and the Beast":

    New, and a bit alarming...

    Who'd have ever thought that this could beeeeeee...?

    True, that he's no Prince Charming

    But there's something in him that I simply didn't seeeeeee!

    Earworm alert!

    November 11, 2007

  • AAAAAAAGH! My ears!

    November 11, 2007