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[skair-ee] /ˈskɛər i/
adjective, scarier, scariest.
1.
causing fright or alarm.
2.
easily frightened; timid.
Origin
1575-1585
1575-85; scare + -y1
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Examples for scarier
  • They're about the right size to be deinonychus, which is a much scarier dinosaur in any event.
  • What's scarier is that this is what gets taught in our colleges.
  • But here's another, possibly even scarier, scenario that's been circulating on conspiracy-theorist web sites for a while.
  • Few ailments sound scarier than mad cow disease and its human counterparts.
  • The dangers of being unvaccinated are simply much scarier then not vaccinating.
  • And although there are myriad measures of a company's health, nothing looks scarier than a stock price that's heading toward zero.
  • Fiction is so much harder and scarier to write than nonfiction.
  • Well, for starters, the research offers a far scarier take on the hazards of unhealthy eating.
  • Apparently they were far cooler as they were scarier and had better helmets.
  • And as the world became ever scarier, many people simply wanted cash.
British Dictionary definitions for scarier

scary

/ˈskɛərɪ/
adjective (informal) scarier, scariest
1.
causing fear or alarm; frightening
2.
easily roused to fear; timid
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Word Origin and History for scarier

scary

adj.

also scarey, "terrifying," 1580s, from scare (n.) + -y (2). Meaning "easily frightened, subject to scares" is from 1800. Related: Scarier; scariest.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for scarier

scary

adjective

Very good; first-rate: And there are some pretty scary community players out there; it's not as if just anyone can come in and play (1990s+ Musicians)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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