alarmed


alarmed
UK [əˈlɑː(r)md] / US [əˈlɑrmd] adjective
1) [not usually before noun] frightened or worried that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen

Don't be alarmed: it wasn't a serious accident.

alarmed by/at:

Politicians were alarmed at the prospect of a new wave of strikes.

alarmed to hear/see/find something:

I was alarmed to see that the men were carrying guns.

2) protected with an alarm

With all this computer equipment, you should really get your house alarmed.


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  • Alarmed — A*larmed , a. Aroused to vigilance; excited by fear of approaching danger; agitated; disturbed; as, an alarmed neighborhood; an alarmed modesty. [1913 Webster] The white pavilions rose and fell On the alarmed air. Longfellow. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alarmed — (adj.) disturbed by prospects of peril, 1640s, pp. adjective from ALARM (Cf. alarm) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • alarmed — adj. VERBS ▪ be, feel, look, seem, sound ▪ become, get, grow ▪ She began to grow alarmed when she realized how …   Collocations dictionary

  • alarmed — a|larmed [ ə larmd ] adjective 1. ) not usually before noun frightened or worried that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen: Don t be alarmed, it wasn t a serious accident. alarmed by/at: Economists are alarmed at the prospect of a new… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • alarmed — a|larmed [əˈla:md US a:r ] adj 1.) worried or frightened alarmed by/at ▪ Environmentalists are alarmed by the dramatic increase in pollution. alarmed to see/hear etc ▪ He was alarmed to discover that his car was gone. 2.) protected by an alarm ▪… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • alarmed — adj. alarmed at, by (we were alarmed at the news of the earthquake) * * * [ə lɑːmd] by (we were alarmed at the news of the earthquake) alarmed at …   Combinatory dictionary

  • alarmed — [[t]əlɑ͟ː(r)md[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ, oft ADJ by/at n If someone is alarmed, they feel afraid or anxious that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen. They should not be too alarmed by the press reports... The Americans are… …   English dictionary

  • Alarmed — Alarm A*larm , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Alarmed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Alarming}.] [Alarm, n. Cf. F. alarmer.] 1. To call to arms for defense; to give notice to (any one) of approaching danger; to rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alarmed — adjective a) Having an alarm fitted. This door is alarmed. b) Worried; anxious; panicky. Im extremely alarmed about the army outside my house …   Wiktionary

  • alarmed — adjective 1 frightened and worried: There s no need to look so alarmed! (+by/at/over): Prison authorities have become increasingly alarmed by the number of prisoners trying to escape 2 protected by an alarm system …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English