Dictionary and Thesaurus

  Definition of Scare
  1. a sudden attack of fear
  2. sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events; "panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"
  3. cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"
  4. cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal"
Similar Words: panic attack, panic, frighten, fright, affright, daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away

 

See Also: daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away

 

Hyponyms: red scare, bluff, awe, terrify, terrorize, terrorise, intimidate, dismay, alarm, appal, appall, horrify, consternate, spook

 

Derivational Morphology: frighten, fright, affright, daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, panic, panic attack, scarecrow, straw man, strawman, bird-scarer, scarer, fear, fearfulness, terrorization, terrorisation, frightening, chill

 

Anagrams: ceras, acres

 

Language Translations:
Chinese: 使駭怕   Dutch: schrikken  
Finnish: pelästyttää   French: effrayer  
German: erschrecken   Italian: spaventare  
Japanese: 威かす   Korean: 놀라게 하다  
Latin: terrere   Portuguese: assustar  
Russian: пугать   Slovene: prestrašiti  
Spanish: asustar   Swedish: skrämma  
 
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