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scare

noun

1 scare

Sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events:
— A war scare.
— A bomb scare led them to evacuate the building.

synonym: panic.

Roget 860: fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness etc. adj.; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; ... show more



2 scare

A sudden attack of fear.

synonym: panic attack.

Dutch: paniek
Polish: popłoch

verb

1 scare

Cause fear in.

synonyms: affright, fright, frighten.

Roget 860: fear, stand in awe of; be afraid etc. adj.; have qualms etc. n.; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust etc. (disbelieve) ... show more

Dutch: bang, beangstigen

2 scare

Cause to lose courage.

synonyms: dash, daunt, frighten away, frighten off, pall, scare away, scare off.

Dutch: afschrikken, ontmoedigen, overweldigen


Moby thesaurus: abject fear, affright, alarm, awe, blue funk, bluff off, collect, come by, consternation, cow, cowardice, curdle the blood, daunt, dig up, dismay, disquiet, dread, fear, find, freeze ... show more.

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