What does scary mean?

Definitions for scary
ˈskɛər iscary

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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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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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  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. Parker Amos:

    It is a huge relief, especially at the start of this, when we didn’t know exactly how bad this was or how bad this was going to get, it was scary being in this industry.

  2. Julie Mead:

    Some of these letters that they’re writing are so thoughtful and they’re funny, but they’re spiritual, these kids are just amazingly supportive. Cancer would be a pretty scary thing for anyone to understand and get their arms around, but these 15- and 16-year-old kids, they just jump in with both feet. They’re here to support her, they talk to her, they want to know what’s going on. It’s really been amazing.

  3. Michael Trice:

    It's scary. It's frightening, if you're not condemning it consistently, and if your proxies within your campaign are not working against it and trying to do something different, then that's a real issue.

  4. Ben Affleck:

    Ultimately my responsibility as an actor is an honest performance and having had that particular experience and knowing about alcoholism made me feel more confident sort of going,' Okay, this is sort of how this would feel and that would feel,' but the character suffers a terrible personal loss that I couldn't imagine. And that was scary because I didn't want to even think about it.

  5. Mamitho Lendas:

    It was very scary and very painful as well.

Images & Illustrations of scary

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