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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.
alarmingly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Alarmingly, the hole in the ozone layer has doubled in size this year.
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