Definition of 'scary'

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Example sentences containing 'scary'

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Which can be quite scary and formidable. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We lack the power to save ourselves from so many scary things in our world. Christianity Today (2000)Their story is told in the first of a scary new documentary series. The Sun (2013)Welcome to the far less scary world of waxed cotton. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It was very scary to think what it was trying to do. The Sun (2011)This is really quite scary at first. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This whole thing has been quite scary. The Sun (2009)Sometimes having no responsibilities can be the most scary thing of all. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It was scary thinking all these people want me to offer a solution. The Sun (2010)There could be something really dark and scary going on. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Want to see something truly scary? Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is quite exciting, but also rather scary. Times, Sunday Times (2012)There's something scary about the rigidity of that. The Sun (2009)They become our ally against newer, scarier monsters. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That really is rather scary. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She said: 'It is a scary move but it will be pretty refreshing for him as well. The Sun (2013)She said: 'It was scary. The Sun (2010)A show source said: 'It was a really scary incident. The Sun (2015)

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Translations for 'scary'

British English: scary /ˈskɛərɪ/ ADJECTIVE
Something that is scary is rather frightening.
The film is too scary for children.
  • American English: scary
  • Arabic: مُخِيف
  • Brazilian Portuguese: assustador
  • Chinese: 引起惊慌的
  • Croatian: strašan
  • Czech: strašidelný
  • Danish: skræmmende
  • Dutch: eng
  • European Spanish: espeluznante
  • Finnish: pelottava
  • French: effrayant
  • German: gruselig
  • Greek: τρομακτικός
  • Italian: spaventoso
  • Japanese: 怖い
  • Korean: 무시무시한
  • Norwegian: skremmende
  • Polish: budzący strach
  • European Portuguese: assustador
  • Romanian: înfricoșător
  • Russian: страшный
  • Latin American Spanish: espeluznante
  • Swedish: skrämmande
  • Thai: น่าตกใจ
  • Turkish: korkutucu
  • Ukrainian: страшний
  • Vietnamese: đáng sợ


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