Synonyms for alarm

Synonyms for (noun) alarm

Synonyms: alarm, alarm system, warning device

Definition: a device that signals the occurrence of some undesirable event

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: alarm, alarm clock

Definition: a clock that wakes a sleeper at some preset time

Similar words: clock

Definition: a timepiece that shows the time of day


Synonyms: alarm, alarum, alert, warning signal

Definition: an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger

Similar words: sign, signal, signaling

Definition: any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message

Usage: signals from the boat suddenly stopped


Synonyms: consternation, dismay, alarm

Definition: fear resulting from the awareness of danger

Similar words: fright, fear, fearfulness

Definition: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Synonyms for (verb) alarm

Synonyms: alarm, alert

Definition: warn or arouse to a sense of danger or call to a state of preparedness

Usage: The empty house alarmed him; We alerted the new neighbors to the high rate of burglaries

Similar words: warn

Definition: notify of danger, potential harm, or risk

Usage: The director warned him that he might be fired; The doctor warned me about the dangers of smoking


Synonyms: dismay, horrify, appal, appall, alarm

Definition: fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised

Usage: I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview; The news of the executions horrified us

Similar words: affright, fright, frighten, scare

Definition: cause fear in

Usage: The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me; Ghosts could never affright her