Definition of Scary

1. Adjective. Provoking fear terror. "The most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge"

Exact synonyms: Chilling, Scarey, Shivery, Shuddery
Similar to: Alarming
Derivative terms: Scare, Scare, Shiver, Shudder



Definition of Scary

1. n. Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.

2. a. Subject to sudden alarm.

Definition of Scary

1. Adjective. Causing, or able to cause, fright ¹

2. Adjective. (US colloquial dated) Subject to sudden alarm; nervous, jumpy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Scary

1. frightening [adj SCARIER, SCARIEST]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Scary

scarriest
scarring
scarring alopecia
scarrings
scarry
scars
scart
scarted
scarth
scarths
scarting
scarts
scarus
scarved
scarves
scary (current term)
scat singing
scatback
scatbacks
scatch
scatches
scatemia
scath
scathe
scathed
scatheless
scathes
scathful
scathfulness

Literary usage of Scary

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Why Can't I See the Angels?: Children's Questions to a Sufi Saint by M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (2002)
"BAWA MUHAIYADDEEN: As long as you keep scary thoughts within you, ... The scary thoughts are inside you, always growling and wanting to jump on somebody, ..."

2. Southern History of the War: The First Year of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1863)
"I The Campaign in Western Virginia. — General Wise's Command.— Politica Influences in Western Virginia.— The Affair of scary Creek. ..."

3. Southern History of the Great Civil War in the United States by Edward Alfred Pollard (1863)
".The Affair of scary Creek. .General Wise's Retreat to Lewisburg. General Floyd's Brigade. .The Affair of Cross Lanes. .Movements on the Gauley. ..."

4. Heart Whispers: Or, A Peep Behind the Family Curtain, Interspersed with by William Atson (1859)
"scary persons.—Politeness of white women and "blacks" contrasted. ... I liked her honest face, and knew she was scary only from erroneous notions. ..."

5. Diary of a Daly Débutante: Being Passages from the Journal of a Member of by Dora Knowlton Thompson Ranous (1910)
"I think I won't do this again; it is too lonely, and I get very scary at night. It is only a step from the theatre, but very quiet after I get here. ..."

6. Life with the Trotters by John Splan (1889)
"CHAPTER X. Nobby, the most peculiar horse Splan ever drove; a wild, scary fellow that had a wonderful flight of speed—The race at Cleveland in which Nobby ..."

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