Emoji dictionary or fearful face emoji or worried face emoji [feer-fuhl feys ih-moh-jee] What does 😨 mean? The fearful face emoji expresses a blend of surprise and fear, in equal parts. It's used in response to a revelation, some not-so-great news, or to something (or someone) that just might cause unhappiness or a challenge. Related words , , , , Where does come from? Eyes wide open, raised eyebrows, mouth agape or in a classic frown: the fearful face emoji was approved as part of Unicode 6.0 in 2010 and added to Emoji 1.0 in 2015. Sometimes referred to as the worried face emoji, it is also used to express concern and angst. It’s not exactly “The Scream,” so no need to panic: there is a glimmer of hope, a possible way out. The blue shading at the top is used to represent a pale face … as in so shocked you lost your color. Maybe it’s the teeth, but the HTC version of this emoji is particularly unsettling in our opinion, as this chart from Emojipedia shows. Examples of Remember to vote daily or get bad luck for 25 years 😨😱 @kissycamila, August, 2018 You wanna know what’s scary, I have that interview today. Exactly a year later 😨 @GQWill_, August, 2018 Well that was crazy! Just look at that #Gamescom2018 crowd... 😨 @505_Games, August, 2018 SEE MORE EXAMPLES Who uses ? The fearful face emoji is used when fear is a present, but not paralyzing. It usually represents when someone is caught off guard, caught by surprise, or colored by uncertainty and doubt. When straight-up fear is the driver, it’s often used with the screaming face emoji. [Update]OMG @itsSSR injured himself 😱😰😨Please take care of yourself lots of love and wishes for you 💐#Sushantsinghrajput pic.twitter.com/lMHMKcxAuj — SSRiansClub (@SSRIANSclub) August 22, 2018 The Joker Xenomorph… Quite The "Killer" Collaboration 😨😱😈😂🤣 pic.twitter.com/W0M1EA2UsG — THE Joker🃏(Mista J) (@Real_Mista_J) August 19, 2018 "The Gentleman has his forces patrolling all through London…" 🕷️😨 #Tranzfuser #TheClockworkRogues #Indiedev #gamedev #MadeWithUnity pic.twitter.com/7Bb5FSvJcy — Nebula Games (@NebulaGames_) August 22, 2018 Sometimes, it’s used for dramatic effect: when there isn’t really a lot of nail-biting going on at all. Alright this is the FREAKIEST thing you'll see all day 😱 Does his reflection move before he does??? 😨 pic.twitter.com/EO1mp3IKEw — Capital Liverpool (@capliverpool) August 22, 2018 #AnswerIn5Days 😱😨😨😨 5 5 DAYS 5 DAYS LEFT ARE YOU READY FOR THE LEGEND COMEBACK😨😍 HYPE IT UP ARMYYYYY🙌🙌🙌🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/1wavZCY6i8 — Taekook Somplak YT (@TaekookSomplak) August 18, 2018 My desk scares me😨 pic.twitter.com/GXsG4GeoUU — Black🐾🌈 (@Namile_Lwenhle) August 22, 2018 And, don’t we all have a little social-media anxiety sometimes? New to twitter, don’t even know how to get started 😨 — Chloe Abi Zeid (@ChloeZeid) August 22, 2018 Just Added 4th of July, boogaloo, shelfie, ACAB, yeet Note This is not meant to be a formal definition of like most terms we define on Dictionary.com, but is rather an informal word summary that hopefully touches upon the key aspects of the meaning and usage of that will help our users expand their word mastery.