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See definition of scare on Dictionary.com
  • nounfrightened state
  • verbfrighten someone

synonyms for scare

  • alarm
  • panic
  • shock
  • alert
  • fright
  • start
  • terror
See also synonyms for: scared / scaring
  • paralyze
  • dismay
  • terrorize
  • intimidate
  • alarm
  • shock
  • startle
  • daunt
  • awe
  • petrify
  • terrify
  • freeze
  • spook
  • panic
  • affright
  • chill
  • shake up
  • give a fright
  • give a turn
  • scare silly
  • scare stiff
  • scare the pants off
  • strike terror in
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antonyms for scare

MOST RELEVANT
  • confidence
  • security
  • calmness
  • comfort
  • ease
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How to use scare in a sentence

In terms of horror, “The Medium” has some good scares but they are sandwiched between boring stretches where I mostly just walked through long hallways, or climbed obstacles, feeling lost.
‘THE MEDIUM’ REVIEW: A DISJOINTED, UNFULFILLING PUZZLE HORROR GAMEELISE FAVISFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
She has been able to keep the coronavirus at bay, but two weeks ago, she had a scare that forced her to close and get everyone tested after a child became ill.
ESSENTIAL WORKERS GET LOST IN THE VACCINE SCRUM AS STATES PRIORITIZE THE ELDERLYLENA H. SUN, ISAAC STANLEY-BECKER, AKILAH JOHNSONFEBRUARY 1, 2021WASHINGTON POST
An artist and critic argues attention is a scare resource and should be directed where it can provide the most value.
WASHINGTON POST PAPERBACK BESTSELLERSJANUARY 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The real flagship SoC is the Snapdragon 888, so Qualcomm's use of "flagship" here definitely belongs in scare quotes.
QUALCOMM REPACKAGES LAST YEAR’S FLAGSHIP SOC AS THE “SNAPDRAGON 870”RON AMADEOJANUARY 19, 2021ARS TECHNICA
The health scare comes amid a contentious divorce with his wife, Nicole Young, who is reportedly seeking $2 million a month in temporary spousal support and another $5 million in attorney fees.
DR. DRE SAYS HE’S ‘DOING GREAT’ AT THE HOSPITAL AFTER SUFFERING A REPORTED BRAIN ANEURYSMTIMOTHY BELLAJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The submarine scare is full on; the beastly things have frightened us more than all the Turks and all their German guns.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
Then the other girls followed; but, just as Nelly got on, Robert Wood shook the plank, and tried to scare her.
THE NURSERY, AUGUST 1873, VOL. XIV. NO. 2VARIOUS
London was growing quiet, so that the shrieks of the late newsboys with the evening scare could be distinctly heard there.
THE WEIGHT OF THE CROWNFRED M. WHITE
At night the train is increased by the addition of a torch-bearer, to scare off the wild beasts by the glare of his torch.
A WOMAN'S JOURNEY ROUND THE WORLDIDA PFEIFFER
I'm half afraid to spend another night in the sleeper after the scare we got last night.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
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WORDS RELATED TO SCARE

  • alarm
  • daunt
  • fright
  • intimidate
  • panic
  • scare
  • spook
  • startle
  • terrify
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