(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. alarum, warning; tocsin; SOS, siren, danger signal, red light or flag; condition red; fear, unease. —v. frighten, panic, scare; shock, horrify; make uneasy; sound the alarm, bell, or tocsin; alert, warn; cry wolf. See fear.Ant., security, peace.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Anything that gives a warning]
Syn. bell, Siren, horn, signal, tocsin, buzzer, beeper, call, alarm clock, burglar alarm, fire alarm, fire bell, foghorn, gong, whistle, drum, trumpet, distress signal, SOS, Mayday, red light, hoot, blast, shout, alarm bell, call to arms, summons to arms, warning sound, sound of trumpet, beat of drum, war cry, hue and cry, danger signal, signal of distress, cry, squeal, yell, scream, air raid Siren, panic button*, escape button*, chicken switch*.
2. [Apprehension of danger]
Syn. fear, dread, fright, trepidation; see fear 1 , 2 .
3. [A warning]
Syn. alert, notification, caution; see warning .
See Synonym Study at fear . v.
Syn. frighten, scare, terrify; see frighten .
See Synonym Study at frighten .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
1. fear shock, terror, horror, astonishment, anxiety, panic, trepidation, fight or flight response, apprehension, distress.
2. alert siren, bell, horn, whistle, tocsin, call to arms, alarum, blast.
ANT.: 1. calm, nonchalance, reassurance
1. frighten shock, scare, terrify, horrify, astonish, panic, distress, startle.
2. alert warn, arouse, caution, signal.
ANT.: calm, reassure, soothe
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. Great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger: affright, apprehension, dread, fear, fearfulness, fright, funk, horror, panic, terror, trepidation. Slang: cold feet. Idiom: fear and trembling. See FEAR. 2. A signal that warns of imminent danger: alarum, alert, tocsin, warning. See WARN. II verb 1. To fill with fear: affright, frighten, panic, scare, scarify2, startle, terrify, terrorize. Archaic: fright. Idioms: make one's blood run cold, make one's hair stand on end, scare silly (or stiff), scare the daylights out of. See FEAR. 2. To notify (someone) of imminent danger or risk: admonish, alert, caution, forewarn, warn. See WARN.

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