American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Causing fright or alarm.
- adj. Easily scared; very timid.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Scaring; causing or tending to cause a scare; causing fright: as, a scary situation.
- Inclined to be scared; subject to scares; timid.
- Somewhat alarmed or frightened; fluttered.
- n. Poor land, having only a thin coat of grass.
- adj. Causing, or able to cause, fright
- adj. US, colloquial, dated Subject to sudden alarm; nervous, jumpy.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Prov. Eng. Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.
- adj. Colloq. U. S. Subject to sudden alarm.
- adj. Colloq. U. S. Causing fright; alarming.
- adj. provoking fear terror
- From scare + -y (Wiktionary)
“Every single time the response was always tagged with the word 'scary.”
“Every single time the response was always tagged with the word 'scary.' â¨Ââ¨”
“The word "scary" was bandied about quite frequently.”
“KAYE: In the last CNN/Opinion Research poll, 55 percent did not want to legalize same-sex marriage, but Wolfson hopes the more time people have to think about it, the more they'll be able to ignore what he calls the scary ad campaigns.”
“KAYE (voice-over): In the last CNN/Opinion Research poll, 55 percent did not want to legalize same-sex marriage, but Wolfson hopes the more time people have to think about it, the more they'll be able to ignore what he calls the scary ad campaigns.”
“KAYE: Wolfson hopes the more time people have to think about it, the more they'll be able to ignore what he calls the scary ad campaign.”
“She had struggled with regular depression for most of her life, but things got so much worse after the birth of her first child 20 years ago, so bad she even had what she called scary thoughts, like drowning her infant son.”
“Emerging from what he called scary times in the recession, he's franchised a second neighborhood gym in southeast Portland and plans to open a third on his own.”
“But, what's truly scary, is that the Democraps are now crying racism when someone doesn't agree with the great and mighty Obamanation.”
“What surprises me, saddens me and find scary is that, on this very page, there are people who are obstinate enough, intellectually dishonest enough or ignorant enough to defend her "political fitness" on the national scene. ..... or maybe their motiviation is something else that they realize they cannot express publicly in this dawn of the era of inclusion.”
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