Synonyms for (noun) scare

Synonyms: scare, panic attack

Definition: a sudden attack of fear

Similar words: fright, fear, fearfulness

Definition: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)


Synonyms: panic, scare

Definition: sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events

Usage: panic in the stock market; a war scare; a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building

Similar words: anxiety, anxiousness

Definition: (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

Synonyms for (verb) scare

Synonyms: affright, fright, frighten, scare

Definition: cause fear in

Usage: The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me; Ghosts could never affright her

Similar words: excite, stimulate, stir, shake, shake up

Definition: stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

Usage: These stories shook the community; the civil war shook the country


Synonyms: dash, daunt, frighten away, frighten off, scare, scare away, scare off, pall

Definition: cause to lose courage

Usage: dashed by the refusal

Similar words: restrain, intimidate

Definition: to compel or deter by or as if by threats