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- v. Present participle of alarm.
- adj. causing apprehension, fear or alarm; frightening
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Exciting, or calculated to excite, alarm; causing apprehension of danger. -- A*larm"ing*ly, adv.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. frightening because of an awareness of danger
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He also expressed concern at what he called the alarming deterioration of the public service.
"It depends on what you call alarming," the Indian said coldly.
In the face of what she called an "alarming trend towards ever-bigger data breaches," Ms. Stoddart said she now plans to ask Industry Canada to rewrite that proposed legislation to give her the power to impose fines - powers that privacy officials have in Britain and France.
But one professional mediator who offered his services for free at last month's meeting thought better of it after some board members refused, and he got what he described as alarming glares from residents.
Enemies around the world growing in alarming numbers
And this plays especially poorly with women, who are very sensitive to this kind of patriarchal tone -- and are reportedly abandoning the Democrats in alarming numbers.
Even more alarming is the national debt, which has reached $13 trillion and is 95% of the country's gross domestic product, the highest debt-to-GDP ratio since World War II.
Perhaps most alarming is the fact that two of his four games with less than two catches came against Boise State and North Carolina State, arguably the two toughest opponents on the Hokies 'schedule thus far.
What's alarming is the Chamber of Commerce hasn't put out any documentation.
Also alarming is the concentration of unemployment among the youth and the educated.