alarmed

adjective \ ə-ˈlärmd \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

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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Origin and Etymology of alarmed

from past participle of 2alarm



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