- causing fright or alarm.
- easily frightened; timid.
Origin of scary
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Examples from the Web for scariest
That was honestly the scariest thing about putting the show to bed.
That was honestly the scariest thing about putting it to bed.
Coming into this trilogy, what was the scariest aspect of revisiting Middle-earth for you?‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth
December 4, 2014
The scariest battles are not with neighbors, pastors, or family, but within their souls.Mississippi Is Hell for These Lesbians
August 8, 2014
Of course, ISIS loves the propaganda that makes it seem like the scariest group in the world.With Friends Like These, ISIS Is Doomed
July 24, 2014
- causing fear or alarm; frightening
- easily roused to fear; timid
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Word Origin and History for scariest
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