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 for Alarming
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alarm \A*larm"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alarmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Alarming.] [Alarm, n. Cf. F. alarmer.]
     1. To call to arms for defense; to give notice to (any one)
        of approaching danger; to rouse to vigilance and action;
        to put on the alert.
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     2. To keep in excitement; to disturb.
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     3. To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with
        anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with
        sudden fear.
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              Alarmed by rumors of military preparation.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Alarming \A*larm"ing\, a.
     Exciting, or calculated to excite, alarm; causing
     apprehension of danger; as, an alarming crisis or report. --
     A*larm"ing*ly, adv.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: frightening because of an awareness of danger [ant:

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  33 Moby Thesaurus words for "alarming":
     awing, bad, chilling, critical, dangerous, dangersome, daunting,
     deterrent, deterring, disconcerting, discouraging, disheartening,
     dismaying, disquieting, explosive, fear-inspiring, fearful,
     fearsome, fraught with danger, frightening, frightful, jeopardous,
     menacing, overawing, parlous, periculous, perilous, scaring, scary,
     serious, startling, threatening, ugly

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