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scary

adjective uk informal ( UK also scarey)   /ˈskeə.ri/ us    /ˈsker.i/
B1 frightening: a scary movie/story
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in Korean 무서운…
in Arabic مُخيف…
in Portuguese assustador…
in Catalan de por…
in Japanese 怖い, 恐ろしい…
in Italian allarmante, terrificante…
in Chinese (Traditional) 駭人的…
in Russian жуткий, страшный…
in Turkish korkutucu, ürkütücü, tedirgin eden…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人恐怖的…
in Polish straszny, przerażający…
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