Alarming and Shocking


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Alarming adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: an alarming rise in her fever, causing the doctor to fear the worst

Shocking is a synonym for alarming in frightening topic. In some cases you can use "Shocking" instead an adjective "Alarming", when it comes to topics like frightful, horrendous.
Nearby Words: alarm, alarmed, alarmingly
Synonyms for Alarming


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Shocking adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: the shocking appearance of a shark just a few yards off shore

Alarming is a synonym for shocking in frightful topic. You can use "Alarming" instead an adjective "Shocking", if it concerns topics such as horrendous.
Nearby Words: shock, shocked, shockingly, shocker
Synonyms for Shocking

Things that words describes

manner alarming manner shocking manner
habit alarming habit shocking habit
ease alarming ease shocking ease
image alarming image shocking image
Other nouns: amount, number, degree, way, speed, example, level, bit, contrast, regularity, news, discovery, images, moments.
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