adjective, scar·i·er, scar·i·est.
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It might seem scary to imagine getting infected by the coronavirus on purpose, but attenuated-virus vaccines are common.Synthetic biologists have created a slow-growing version of the coronavirus to give as a vaccine|David Rotman|September 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Someone who uses fake names, fake addresses — it must be scary, or exciting, as filmmakers.“People want to believe”: How Love Fraud builds an absorbing docuseries around a romantic con man|Alissa Wilkinson|September 4, 2020|Vox
While a cancer diagnosis at any age is scary and disorienting, it extracts a particularly powerful psychological and social toll on young adults.
It has been surprising to me that we haven’t done better in our response, surprising and deeply saddening and scary.Will a Covid-19 Vaccine Change the Future of Medical Research? (Ep. 430)|Stephen J. Dubner|August 27, 2020|Freakonomics
The problem of China’s one-sided Internet policies and even scarier efforts requires a serious, unified global response.
The point of publishing all the scary stats is not to dissuade people from being professional musicians.
Being in an indie band is running a never-ending, rewarding, scary, low-margin small business.
Why are “threats,” unlike other scary speech, outside the protection of the First Amendment?Does Free Speech Cover Murder Fantasies? The Supreme Court’s Definition of a ‘Threat’|Geoffrey R. Stone|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But to most patients, it sounds scary, and it can give rise to its own complications.The Nurse Coaching People Through Death by Starvation|Nick Tabor|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hearing that is a lot easier than hearing something else, but it is not less, well, humiliating and scary, I guess.
I was scared, all right, and wanted to run, because fighting always is scary until after you get started.The Boy Scouts of Bob's Hill|Charles Pierce Burton
Who is it that was afraid to go into the big woods, and thought it was a forest filled with wild beasts and scary things?David Dunne|Belle Kanaris Maniates
“The old woman,” he said, “would feel sort of scary-like” until things had well blown over.The Boy Settlers|Noah Brooks
I did look scary, father; so, when I heard you coming, I hid under the couch because I did not want you to see me.Bee and Butterfly|Lucy Foster Madison
Knowing how scary he naturally was, I gave but little faith to him.Reminiscences of a Private|Frank M. Mixson