scary

If something is scary, it makes you afraid, or scared. Horror films — scary movies — are a very popular genre. Apparently people like to be frightened.

Scary is more a more casual way to say "frightening," and you can also use it to describe something that's just bizarre or odd or exceptional: you've become such a good golfer, it's scary; or, you cleaned up you room so fast, it's scary. Note that there is no "e" in scary, even though the verb to scare ends in one.

DEFINITIONS OF: scary

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adj provoking fear terror

“a scary movie”
Synonyms:
chilling, scarey, shivery, shuddery
alarming
frightening because of an awareness of danger

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alternate spellings

scarey
scary
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