Definition of alarmingly in English:

alarmingly

adverb

  • 1In a worrying or disturbing way:

    ‘all of a sudden, the bell sounds, rather alarmingly’
    1. 1.1 To a worrying degree:
      ‘during the early 19th century levels of crime rose alarmingly’
      [as submodifier] ‘piling up debt during your college years is alarmingly easy’
      • ‘He was a remarkable American poet and writer whose alarmingly chaotic personal life impacted decisively on his work.’
      • ‘The only way to get there is by an old bus, along the alarmingly narrow roads that cling to the sides of the mountains.’
      • ‘The river was alarmingly full.’
      • ‘Some of our top models appear so alarmingly undernourished, I always feel like rushing some food and vitamin pills to them.’
      • ‘It's a race against time to stabilize their government before public support, which is alarmingly eroding, starts to hemorrhage away altogether.’
      • ‘The phenomenon of "selling out" has become alarmingly common among today's musicians.’
      • ‘The number of girls in co-educational schools in the district is alarmingly low.’
      • ‘Despite the assumed excellence of its educational system, the country has an alarmingly high rate of functional illiteracy.’
      • ‘He won't stick around if the results are not going well and his ranking drops so alarmingly that he is no longer seeded at the Grand Slams.’
      • ‘The friend is meant to provide a contrast with the ways of a city slicker, though some of his scenes come alarmingly close to condescension.’
  • 2[sentence adverb] Used to express concern over an event or state of affairs:

    ‘another recent attack on biography comes, alarmingly, from a biographer’

Pronunciation

alarmingly

/əˈlɑːmɪŋli/