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Synonyms for scare






Synonyms for scare

Synonyms for scare

sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events

a sudden attack of fear

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Andy and Jacqueline just entered the horror maze but people in costumes were already jumping out to scare them.
This departure from sound science and good sense subsequently marked the BSE crisis and almost all the food scares that have followed.
While Government agencies and local authorities try to clear our shop and canteen shelves of affected products, what about the bigger picture and what this scare actually means?
There is also the opportunity for self-improvement, by getting onto the rapidly proliferating quango health committees in order to deal with all the unsubstantiated gossip about health scares.
Anti-perspirants were the subject of one particular Internet scare quoted in Health Which?
Worringly, the irrationality and extremism that we encounter in the smoking debate is mirrored by many of the health scares featured in this report.
Joy quotes a friend of his, the avant-garde computer scientist Danny Hillis, who explains why the new technologies don't scare him: "I'm as fond of my body as anyone, but if I can be 200 with a body of silicon, I'll take it.
Scares, though they may be manipulative and strategic, are often moments that confound direction and intention; they are fraught with uncertainty, risk, anxiety, panic.
What might be called a "Catholic scare" accompanied the Indian scare in the early years.
This Halloween season, Break Media will offer a season of scares that includes new, original content written and created by Break's Creative Lab.
Monsters University Stars Scare Up Some Protein with Milk at Breakfast
Neil LaBute's remake of `Wicker Man' scares up controversy
A report in the magazine said: "The anti-perspirant scare is a classic example of a successful scare story: it appeals to a deep-seated fear, its vaguely scientific language makes it sound as if it could be true, and it offers no source that can be checked.
Moreover, chemically it is a distant cousin (very distant) of dioxin, which was the subject of earlier scares itself, based primarily on its harm to guinea pigs.