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Meaning of “scary” in the English Dictionary

"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 ​feelfrightened: The ​idea of ​surgery was very scary to me.
(Definition of scary from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “scary”
in Arabic مُخيف…
in Korean 무서운…
in Portuguese assustador…
in Catalan de por…
in Japanese 怖い, 恐ろしい…
in Chinese (Simplified) 令人恐怖的…
in Turkish korkutucu, ürkütücü, tedirgin eden…
in Russian жуткий, страшный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 駭人的…
in Italian allarmante, terrificante…
in Polish straszny, przerażający…
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