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1. alarm

noun. ['əˈlɑːrm'] fear resulting from the awareness of danger.

Synonyms

  • fright
  • consternation
  • alarming
  • dismay
  • fear
  • fearfulness

Antonyms

  • alarming
  • unalarming
  • unaware
  • unimpressive

Etymology

  • alarme (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Alarm

  • underarm
  • nonfarm
  • forearm
  • ducharme
  • disarm
  • unarm
  • rearm
  • sharm
  • harm
  • farm
  • charm

How do you pronounce alarm?

Pronounce alarm as əˈlɑrm.

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Sentences with alarm


1. Noun, singular or mass
You can even set an alarm during your shows to remind you to get up and move.

Quotes about alarm


1. Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me.No hope, no harm; just another false alarm
- Morrissey

2. Do not give way to useless alarm; though it is right to be prepared for the worst, there is no occasion to look on it as certain.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

3. He put on his hat and wrapped his scarf around his jaw, but did without the wig and the sunglasses. He clicked his key chain and the car beeped and the doors locked."That's it?"He looked up. "Sorry?""Aren't you afraid it might get stolen? We're not exactly in a good part of town.""It's got a car alarm.""Don't you, like, cast a spell or something? To keep it safe?""No. It's a pretty good car alarm.
- Derek Landy, Skulduggery Pleasant

2. alarm

noun. ['əˈlɑːrm'] a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event.

Synonyms

  • car horn
  • device
  • motor horn
  • smoke alarm
  • fire alarm
  • siren
  • warning device
  • automobile horn
  • horn
  • hooter
  • burglar alarm

Antonyms

  • fire
  • negativeness
  • positiveness
  • negativity

Etymology

  • alarme (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. alarm

verb. ['əˈlɑːrm'] fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised.

Synonyms

  • frighten
  • affright
  • scare
  • fright
  • shock
  • appal
  • dismay
  • horrify

Antonyms

  • elate
  • hope
  • disesteem
  • disrespect

Etymology

  • alarme (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. alarm

verb. ['əˈlɑːrm'] warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness.

Synonyms

  • alert
  • warn

Antonyms

  • afraid
  • unafraid
  • spread

Etymology

  • alarme (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. alarm

noun. ['əˈlɑːrm'] an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger.

Synonyms

  • torpedo
  • signaling
  • red flag
  • sign
  • alert
  • fire alarm
  • signal
  • siren
  • tocsin
  • warning signal
  • alarm bell
  • horn
  • alarum
  • foghorn
  • burglar alarm
  • air alert

Antonyms

  • dull
  • unwary
  • asleep
  • lethargic

Etymology

  • alarme (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. alarm

noun. ['əˈlɑːrm'] a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time.

Synonyms

  • clock

Antonyms

  • invalidate
  • uncommunicative

Etymology

  • alarme (Middle English (1100-1500))
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