Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun scare

2 senses of scare

Sense 1
panic, scare -- (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")
       => anxiety, anxiousness -- ((psychiatry) a relatively permanent state of worry and nervousness occurring in a variety of mental disorders, usually accompanied by compulsive behavior or attacks of panic)

Sense 2
scare, panic attack -- (a sudden attack of fear)
       => fear, fearfulness, fright -- (an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight))

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb scare

2 senses of scare

Sense 1
frighten, fright, scare, affright -- (cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her")
       => stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir -- (stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of; "These stories shook the community"; "the civil war shook the country")

Sense 2
daunt, dash, scare off, pall, frighten off, scare away, frighten away, scare -- (cause to lose courage; "dashed by the refusal")
       => intimidate, restrain -- (to compel or deter by or as if by threats)

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