From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishscaryscar‧y, scarey /ˈskeəri $ ˈskeri/ ●●●S1 adjective (comparative scarier, superlative scariest) informalFRIGHTENEDfrighteninga scary momenta scary movieThe book is both scary and funny.► see thesaurus at frightening
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scary• The stars and the street lights stopped it being too dark, but it was still prettyscary.• I don't regret my decision to start a new life, in a new country. It's scary, but it's also really exciting.• Yet the commercial is based on speculation that is indeed scary but not unjustified.• I had a really scarydream last night.• She didn't like the film. It was too scary for her.• It really was scary - I kid you not.• While this may seem scary, it is the only way to get her stepfather to stop what he is doing.• a big scarymonster• What our deep-seatedfears say, of course, can be even scarier than the stories themselves.