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English definition of “alarming”

alarming

adjective uk   /əˈlɑː.mɪŋ/ us    /-ˈlɑːr-/
C1 causing worry or fear: alarming news There has been an alarming rise in the rate of inflation.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
alarmingly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Alarmingly, the hole in the ozone layer has doubled in size this year.Causing anxiety and worryMaking people sad, shocked and upset
(Definition of alarming from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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