What does scary mean?

Definitions for scary
ˈskɛər iscary

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word scary.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chilling, scarey, scary, shivery, shuddery(adj)

    provoking fear terror

    "a scary movie"; "the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge"

Wiktionary

  1. scary(Adjective)

    Causing, or able to cause, fright

    Etymology: From scare + -y

Webster Dictionary

  1. Scary(noun)

    barren land having only a thin coat of grass

    Etymology: [Prov. E. scare scraggy.]

  2. Scary(adj)

    subject to sudden alarm

    Etymology: [Prov. E. scare scraggy.]

  3. Scary(adj)

    causing fright; alarming

    Etymology: [Prov. E. scare scraggy.]

Freebase

  1. Scary

    Scary is an unincorporated community in Putnam County, West Virginia, United States. Its post office closed in 1931. The community is located at the mouth of Scary Creek on the Kanawha River along U.S. Route 35.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Scary

    skār′i, adj. causing fright: timid: fluttered.

Anagrams for scary »

  1. crays

  2. Carys

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How to say scary in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of scary in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of scary in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of scary in a Sentence

  1. Carlos Valle:

    If you have family members who are here illegally -- which usually a Latino will know someone who is illegal -- it becomes scary to be involved with anything governmental, it becomes a paranoia, especially with the tension we have right now.

  2. Paige Cowett:

    I wanted a conversation that seemed less scary to me, i needed to consume news, but there was only a version of it that I could handle. I wonder if that was a similar experience that others were having.

  3. Rachel Kuehl:

    It's just scary because of all of the violence you see and hear about happening in other places, we didn't ask for that here. We don't want that here.

  4. Student Kailey Carter:

    My roommate was like 'do not look, do not look' because they were putting bags over people, and she was like 'you don't want to look there.' It was just really scary.

  5. Alan Kazdin:

    Keep them away from scary TV.

Images & Illustrations of scary

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