alarmed

adjective
\ ə-ˈlärmd How to pronounce alarmed (audio) \

Definition of alarmed

1 : feeling a sense of danger : urgently worried, concerned, or frightened I was alarmed to see how sick she looked. And what followed was not a miracle but a … model of how tough government, cooperative businessmen and a very alarmed public can make a dirty world clean again.— William Oscar Johnson
2 : equipped with an alarm an alarmed door Most exits were locked and alarmed, and employees had to show ID badges when they entered lab buildings.— Jennifer Nagorka

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Examples of alarmed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The suspect suddenly fell to the ground and began shaking, blocking the walkway to the store and causing others to become alarmed. cleveland, 9 July 2021 Marc Elias: People should be more alarmed about everything going on right now around voting and democracy. Claudia Dreifus, The New York Review of Books, 1 June 2021 By 2016 the Kleinmans grew more alarmed when workers demolished a foundation wall in the backyard, part of a continuous wall that ran behind all the houses on the block, buttressing the slope of Mt. Davidson, which the homes back up against. Susie Neilson, San Francisco Chronicle, 24 June 2021 The throng of people that poured into the Grand Canyon on Oct. 24 disturbed other hikers and alarmed park rangers along their route. BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2021 Gore flew three passes about 300 feet over people’s heads and dropped promotional items, causing alarmed organizers to halt the event and clear the stage, investigators said. Tiffini Theisen, orlandosentinel.com, 9 June 2021 The throng of people that poured into the Grand Canyon on Oct. 24 disturbed other hikers and alarmed park rangers along their route. BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2021 The throng of people that poured into the Grand Canyon on Oct. 24 disturbed other hikers and alarmed park rangers along their route. BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2021 The throng of people that poured into the Grand Canyon on Oct. 24 disturbed other hikers and alarmed park rangers along their route. BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2021

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First Known Use of alarmed

1702, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for alarmed

from past participle of alarm entry 2

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The first known use of alarmed was in 1702

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14 Jul 2021

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“Alarmed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alarmed. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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