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Synonyms for scare
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Wiktionary5.0 / 1 vote

  1. scarenoun

    Synonyms:
    fright, frighten, terrify

  2. scarenoun

    To frighten, terrify, startle, especially in a minor way.

    Did that scare you when I said Boo!?

    Synonyms:
    fright, frighten, terrify

  3. scarenoun

    A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.

    JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.

    Synonyms:
    fright

English Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 1 vote

  1. scare

    One is frightened by a cause of fear addressed directly and suddenly to the senses; he is intimidated by an apprehension of contingent consequences dependent on some act of his own to be done or forborne; the means of intimidation may act through the senses, or may appeal only to the intellect or the sensibilities. The sudden rush of an armed madman may frighten; the quiet leveling of a highwayman's pistol intimidates. A savage beast is intimidated by the keeper's whip. Employers may intimidate their employees from voting contrary to their will by threat of discharge; a mother may be intimidated through fear for her child. To browbeat or cow is to bring into a state of submissive fear; to daunt is to give pause or check to a violent, threatening, or even a brave spirit. To scare is to cause sudden, unnerving fear; to terrify is to awaken fear that is overwhelming. Compare ALARM.

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, appal, browbeat, cow, daunt, dismay, frighten, intimidate, terrify

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. scare

    Synonyms:
    terrify, affright, intimidate, frighten, deter, dismay, daunt

    Antonyms:
    reassure, encourage, entice, allure

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. panic, scarenoun

    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"

    Synonyms:
    terror, panic attack, affright, panic

  2. scare, panic attackverb

    a sudden attack of fear

    Synonyms:
    panic attack, panic

  3. frighten, fright, scare, affrightverb

    cause fear in

    "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"

    Synonyms:
    pall, scare off, daunt, affright, frighten away, scare away, fright, frighten, frighten off, dash

  4. daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scareverb

    cause to lose courage

    "dashed by the refusal"

    Synonyms:
    weary, dull, shoot, scoot, pall, cloy, flash, fatigue, fright, affright, scare off, frighten, tire, frighten away, scud, jade, die, become flat, scare away, crash, daunt, frighten off, dart, dash, smash

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. scareverb

    Synonyms:
    frighten, affright, FRIGHT, intimidate, daunt, appall, terrify, make afraid, put in fear

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words1.0 / 1 vote

  1. scarenoun

    Synonyms:
    fright, alarm, terror, panic, consternation

  2. scareverb

    Synonyms:
    frighten, intimidate, terrify, daunt, cow, appall, startle, affright, alarm, browbeat, dismay, terrorize, overawe

    Antonyms:
    reassure

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "scare":

    frighten, startle, spook, afraid, scared, panic, fear, alarmist, intimidate, fright

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How to use scare in a sentence?

  1. Hun Sen:

    Don't scare and threaten me.

  2. Andy Cohen:

    You could scare yourself and feel like,' Oh my God, my lungs don't feel right,' but you could use this... pulse oximeter and see,' OK, well actually, you're fine, you're within the range,'.

  3. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    When a resolute young fellow steps up to the great bully, the world, and takes him boldly by the beard, he is often surprised to find it comes off in his hand, and that it was only tied on to scare away the timid adventurers.

  4. Andy Slavitt:

    It's complete bulls ** t and a scare tactic.

  5. Michael Arone:

    To me it's indicative of this idea that potentially you could have an inflation scare in 2020 and perhaps investors are beginning to position themselves for such a scare.


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