Discouragement is a related term of alarm.
As nouns the difference between discouragement and alarm
is that discouragement
is the act of discouraging while alarm
is alert, alarm.
the act of discouraging
anything that discourages
A summons to arms, as on the approach of an enemy.
Any sound or information intended to give notice of approaching danger; a warning sound to arouse attention; a warning of danger.
- ''Arming to answer in a night alarm . --Shakespeare.
A sudden attack; disturbance.
- ''Sound an alarm in my holy mountain. --Joel ii. 1.
* Alexander Pope
- these home alarms
Sudden surprise with fear or terror excited by apprehension of danger; in the military use, commonly, sudden apprehension of being attacked by surprise.
- thy palace fill with insults and alarms
A mechanical device for awaking people, or rousing their attention.
- ''Alarm and resentment spread throughout the camp. --.
An instance of an alarum ringing or clanging, to give a noise signal at a certain time.
- ''The clockradio is a friendlier version of the cold alarm by the bedside
- ''You should set the alarm on your watch to go off at seven o'clock.
* alarm bell
* alarm clock
* alarm reaction
* fire alarm
* raise the alarm
To call to arms for defense
To give (someone) notice of approaching danger
To rouse to vigilance and action; to put on the alert.
To surprise with apprehension of danger; to fill with anxiety in regard to threatening evil; to excite with sudden fear.
To keep in excitement; to disturb.