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Synonyms for scary
ˈskɛər isca·ry

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  1. scaryadjective

    Synonyms:
    frightening

  2. scaryadjective

    Causing, or able to cause, fright

    Synonyms:
    frightening

Princeton's WordNet

  1. chilling, scarey, scary, shivery, shudderyadjective

    provoking fear terror

    "a scary movie"; "the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge"

    Synonyms:
    shivery, chilling, scarey, shuddery

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. scaryadjective

    Synonyms:
    timid, apprehensive, alarming, frightful

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How to use scary in a sentence?

  1. Jacques Derrida, Quoted in New York Times, January 23, 1994:

    But psychoanalysis has taught that the dead—a dead parent, for example—can be more alive for us, more powerful, more scary, than the living. It is the question of ghosts.

  2. Shaun Mellors:

    Our concern at the moment is that there is a shift towards the right, it's all bubbling up, and it's all increasing at the moment in a really scary way.

  3. Amy Jackson:

    We're absolutely thrilled to have rain, it's been scary, actually, as to how low our reservoirs have gotten ... so to even have this little bit, it's great.

  4. Nina Pasqualini:

    The government isn't doing as much as it should. It's just scary for younger generations.

  5. Matthew Kaufler:

    The geopolitical situation is the risk that keeps me up at night, as it continues to mutate in scary directions. It is clearly the wild card.


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