scary


scary

adjective \ˈsker-ē\

: causing fear

scar·i·erscar·i·est

Full Definition of SCARY

1
:  causing fright :  alarming <a scary story>
2
:  easily scared :  timid
3
:  feeling alarm or fright :  frightened
scar·i·ly \ˈsker-ə-lē\ adverb

Examples of SCARY

  1. <a scary movie that gave the child nightmares for weeks afterwards>
  2. <a scary horse who spooked and kicked at its own shadow>

First Known Use of SCARY

1582

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