alarmed adj.

VERBS be, feel, look, seem, sound | become, get, grow She began to grow alarmed when she realized how late it was.

ADV. extremely, greatly, seriously, thoroughly, very | increasingly | faintly, a little, quite, rather, slightly | (not) unduly The government is not unduly alarmed by these figures.

PREP. at She was alarmed at the prospect of travelling alone. | by I was slightly alarmed by what Susan told me.

PHRASES nothing to be alarmed about The doctors have decided to keep him in hospital overnight but there is nothing to be alarmed about.