Meaning of “scary” in the English Dictionary

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"scary" in British English

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scaryadjective

informal UK also scarey uk /ˈskeə.ri/ us /ˈsker.i/

B1 frightening:

a scary movie/story

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(Definition of “scary” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"scary" in American English

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scaryadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ˈskeər·i/

making you feel frightened:

The idea of surgery was very scary to me.

(Definition of “scary” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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