What is the meaning of "at an alarming rate"?
Oct 24, 2010 10:26 AM
Answers · 7
It means something negative is happening very fast. It happens so fast that it causes us to be "alarmed" (nervous, scared, worried, etc.) The price of gasoline is rising at an alarming rate. The number of new cases of the the disease rose at an alarming rate. Teens are dropping out of high school at an alarming rate.
October 24, 2010
It can mean a rising, fast or escalating rate as in rising food prices.
October 24, 2010
Something that happens super fast. Often times it is negative, as the word 'alarming' suggests it is at least a somewhat negative situation.
October 26, 2010
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