Alarming and Terrible


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

Terrible is a synonym for alarming. In some cases you can use "Terrible" instead an adjective "Alarming".
Nearby Words: alarm, alarmed, alarmingly
Synonyms for Alarming


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Terrible adjective – Causing fear.
Usage example: a terrible nightmare that woke me up

Alarming is a synonym for terrible. You can use "Alarming" instead an adjective "Terrible".
Nearby Words: terribly, terrify, terror
Synonyms for Terrible

Things that words describes

habit alarming habit terrible habit
accuracy alarming accuracy terrible accuracy
way alarming way terrible way
shot alarming shot terrible shot
Other nouns: effects, news, weapon.

Both words in one sentence

  • Enfant Terrible: There are quite a few examples - Yaksha and Kalika are the straight-up vampire kind, while the children in the Array are more alarming for being human.
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