Definition of alarming adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  

alarming

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//əˈlɑːmɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//əˈlɑːrmɪŋ//
 
 
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causing worry and fear an alarming increase in crime The rainforests are disappearing at an alarming rate.Extra examples I find the prospect of being without work extremely alarming. The rainforest is disappearing at an alarming rate. an alarming increase in the number of cases of skin cancer
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