Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Causing fright or alarm.
  • adjective Easily scared; very timid.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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.
  • noun Poor land, having only a thin coat of grass.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Colloq. U. S. Subject to sudden alarm.
  • adjective Colloq. U. S. Causing fright; alarming.
  • noun Prov. Eng. Barren land having only a thin coat of grass.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Causing, or able to cause, fright
  • adjective US, colloquial, dated Subject to sudden alarm; nervous, jumpy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective provoking fear terror

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From scare + -y

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.