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  Words related to alarm

Related / Similar Words: warning device, alarm system, alarm clock, alert, warning signal, alarum, dismay, consternation, appal, appall, horrify

 

Definition:
  • a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event;
  • a clock that wakes sleeper at preset time;
  • an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger;
  • fear resulting from the awareness of danger;
  • warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness; "The empty house alarmed him"; "We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries";
  • fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised; "I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview"; "The news of the executions horrified us";

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    Hyponyms: automobile horn, car horn, motor horn, horn, hooter, burglar alarm, fire alarm, smoke alarm, siren, torpedo, air alert, foghorn, fogsignal, red flag, tocsin, alarm bell, wake, shock

     

    Attributes: alarming, unalarming

     

    Derivational Morphology: alert, dismay, appal, appall, horrify, qui vive, warning signal, alarum, alerting, consternation, horror, alarmist

     

     
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