sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events
"panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"
scare, panic attack(verb)
a sudden attack of fear
frighten, fright, scare, affright(verb)
cause fear in
"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare(verb)
cause to lose courage
"dashed by the refusal"
A minor fright
Johnny had a bad scare last night.
A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.
JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.
To frighten, terrify, startle, especially in a minor way.
Did that scare you when I said "Boo!"?
to frighten; to strike with sudden fear; to alarm
fright; esp., sudden fright produced by a trifling cause, or originating in mistake
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
skār, v.t. to drive away by frightening: to strike with sudden terror: to startle, to affright.—n. an imaginary alarm: a sudden panic.—adj. lean, scanty.—ns. Scare′-babe, a bugbear; Scare′-bug; Scare′crow, anything set up to scare away crows or other birds: a vain cause of terror: a person meanly clad: the black tern; Scare′-fire, a fire-alarm: a conflagration. [M. E. skerren—skerre, frightened—Ice. skjarr, timid.]
acres, cares, caser, ceras, e-cars, races, sacre, serac
The numerical value of scare in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of scare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
The first and great commandment is Don't let them scare you.
Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
After the Fonterra issue, I took all the brands affected by the scare off the list, i choose based on safety concerns.
It should be shown in this country and somebody in North Korea should not have the right to scare us out of seeing this.
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Translations for scare
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- espaventar, espantarCatalan, Valencian
- vylekat, polekat, vyděsit, postrašitCzech
- Schreck, erschreckenGerman
- asustar, espantar, susto, atemorizarSpanish
- pelästyttää, säikäyttää, säikähdys, pelätti, kauhuFinnish
- peur, effrayerFrench
- cuir eagla arIrish
- spaurire, timore, spavento, impaurire, paura, spaventareItalian
- 恐怖, 威かす, 怯え, 脅威, 驚かすJapanese
- assustar, sustoPortuguese
- па́ника, пу́гало, пуга́ть, страши́ть, устраша́ть, испу́г, страх, жу́пел, испуга́ть, напуга́тьRussian
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