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See definition of scarecrow on Dictionary.com
  • as inbugaboo
  • as infright
  • as inragamuffin
  • as insight

synonyms for scarecrow

  • alarm
  • bogey
  • bogeyman
  • bogy
  • bugbear
  • fright
  • goblin
  • hobgoblin
  • ogre
  • scare
  • specter
  • bullbeggar
  • spectacle
  • blot
  • eyesore
  • fright
  • mess
  • monstrosity
  • ogre
  • ogress

antonyms for scarecrow

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  • calmness
  • beauty
  • fearlessness
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    How to use scarecrow in a sentence

    These include setting up electric fences, training a guard animal like a dog to warn you of any intruding bears, rigging motion-sensing strobe lights to go off when they detect a bear, placing scarecrows around your property, and many more.
    HOW TO KEEP FAT BEARS (AND OTHER BEARS) OUT OF YOUR TRASHNATALIE WALLINGTONSEPTEMBER 29, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
    The idea is that the mere presence of police should prevent people from committing crimes — a sort of scarecrow effect.
    MURDERS ARE SPIKING. POLICE SHOULD BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.GERMAN LOPEZSEPTEMBER 27, 2021VOX
    You should look like a scarecrow on the yellow-brick road, but you should also be warm by the time you are done.
    HOW TO BUILD SNOWSHOES ON THE FLY—AND 4 OTHER TIPS FOR SURVIVING DEEP SNOWBY TIM MACWELCH/OUTDOOR LIFEJANUARY 5, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
    It is at best but a worn-out scarecrow shaking its vain rags in the wind.
    THE UNSOLVED RIDDLE OF SOCIAL JUSTICESTEPHEN LEACOCK
    For as a scarecrow in a garden of cucumbers keepeth nothing, so are their gods of wood, and of silver, and laid over with gold.
    THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
    "Silly," said Jehosophat, for he was older than Marmaduke and knew Mr. Scarecrow very well.
    SEVEN O'CLOCK STORIESROBERT GORDON ANDERSON
    Woot watched this operation with much interest, for the Scarecrow's body was only a suit of clothes filled with straw.
    THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZL. FRANK BAUM
    The Scarecrow's head was a gunnysack filled with bran, on which the eyes, nose and mouth had been painted.
    THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZL. FRANK BAUM
    And the Scarecrow pushed Woot aside, so that the three travelers stood in a row, staring with all their eyes.
    THE TIN WOODMAN OF OZL. FRANK BAUM
    He it was, too, who made such a wonderful "scarecrow" that not a bird dared venture near.
    ST. NICHOLAS, VOL. 5, NO. 5, MARCH, 1878VARIOUS
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    WORDS RELATED TO SCARECROW

    • alarm
    • bogey
    • bogeyman
    • bogy
    • bugbear
    • bullbeggar
    • fright
    • goblin
    • hobgoblin
    • ogre
    • scare
    • scarecrow
    • specter
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