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scary

[ skair-ee ]
/ ˈskɛər i /
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adjective, scar·i·er, scar·i·est.

causing fright or alarm.
easily frightened; timid.

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Origin of scary

First recorded in 1575–85; scare + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for scary

scary
/ (ˈskɛərɪ) /

adjective scarier or scariest informal

causing fear or alarm; frightening
easily roused to fear; timid
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