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uk   /əˈlɑː.mɪŋ/  us   /-ˈlɑːr-/
C1 causingworry or ​fear: alarming ​news There has been an alarming ​rise in the ​rate of ​inflation.
adverb uk   us   /-li/
Alarmingly, the ​hole in the ​ozonelayer has ​doubled in ​size this ​year.
(Definition of alarming from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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