Synonyms for scare
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To frighten, terrify, startle, especially in a minor way.
Did that scare you when I said Boo!?
A cause of slight terror; something that inspires fear or dread.
JM is a scare to the capitalists of this country.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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"
scare, panic attackverb
a sudden attack of fear
frighten, fright, scare, affrightverb
cause fear in
"The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her"
daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scareverb
cause to lose courage
"dashed by the refusal"
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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I can’t believe it, she will have a scare in the shape of a phone on her leg.
There’s this epidemic of kids being afraid of math, growing up that way, well, I’m starting young. This is book one of eight that that’ll be doing from Random House now, going through third grade. My mission is… kids are never going to remember a time when numbers scare them.
Putin sincerely believes that Russia is surrounded by enemies and the job of a president is to be scary enough to scare them off.
I’ve had them try to hide under my trailer when Border Patrol is looking for them, but my five small dogs start barking and scare them off.
I head this man on t.v. saying ‘in order for God to be able to use someone they must first fear God.’ I have also heard that God is in everyone. This must be why so many people scare me.
Translations for scare
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- espantar, espaventarCatalan, Valencian
- vylekat, polekat, postrašit, vyděsitCzech
- Schreck, erschreckenGerman
- atemorizar, susto, espantar, asustarSpanish
- kauhu, pelästyttää, säikäyttää, pelätti, säikähdysFinnish
- effrayer, peurFrench
- cuir eagla arIrish
- spavento, paura, timore, spaurire, impaurire, spaventareItalian
- 怯え, 威かす, 恐怖, 脅威, 驚かすJapanese
- assustar, sustoPortuguese
- пу́гало, напуга́ть, испуга́ть, па́ника, жу́пел, страх, испу́г, пуга́ть, страши́ть, устраша́тьRussian
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