Scary meaning

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The definition of scary is something frightening, unexpected or uncanny.

When you meet someone for the first time and find out you have almost everything in common, this is an example of a time when you might say that it is scary how much you have in common.

When a movie is frightening, it is an example of a scary movie.

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Easily frightened.
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Causing fright or alarm.
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Easily scared; very timid.
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Causing, or able to cause, fright.

The tiger's jaws were scary.

She was hiding behind her pillow during the scary parts of the film.

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Causing alarm; frightening.
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(US, colloquial, dated) Subject to sudden alarm; nervous, jumpy.

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Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.
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Origin of scary

  • English dialect scare (“scraggy").

    From Wiktionary

  • scare +"Ž -y

    From Wiktionary