creepy

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creep·y

 (krē′pē)
adj. creep·i·er, creep·i·est Informal
1. Of or producing a sensation of uneasiness or fear, as of things crawling on one's skin: a creepy feeling; a creepy story.
2. Annoyingly unpleasant; repulsive: the creepy kids next door.

creep′i·ness n.

creepy

(ˈkriːpɪ)
adj, creepier or creepiest
1. informal having or causing a sensation of repulsion, horror, or fear, as of creatures crawling on the skin
2. creeping; slow-moving
ˈcreepily adv
ˈcreepiness n

creep•y

(ˈkri pi)

adj. creep•i•er, creep•i•est.
1. causing a creeping sensation of the skin, as from horror or fear: a creepy story.
2. characterized by creeping: a creepy insect.
3. Slang. (of a person) obnoxious; weird.
[1825–35]
creep′i•ly, adv.
creep′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.creepy - annoying and unpleasant; "some creepy kids were bothering her"
offensive - unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses; "offensive odors"
2.creepy - causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin; "a creepy story"; "I had a creepy-crawly feeling"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger

creepy

adjective (Informal) disturbing, threatening, frightening, terrifying, weird, forbidding, horrible, menacing, unpleasant, scary (informal), sinister, ominous, eerie, macabre, nightmarish, hair-raising, awful This place is really creepy at night.

creepy

adjective
Informal. Experiencing a repugnant tingling sensation:
Informal: crawly.
Translations
مُقْشَعِر، مُخيف
strašidelný
uhyggelig
hrollvekjandi, óhugnanlegur

creepy

[ˈkriːpɪ] ADJ (creepier (compar) (creepiest (superl))) → horripilante, escalofriante

creepy

[ˈkriːpi] adj
(= frightening) [place] → qui fait frissonner, qui donne la chair de poule
(= sinister) [person] → sinistrecreepy-crawly [ˌkriːpiˈkrɔːli] npetite bestiole f

creepy

adj (+er) (= frightening)unheimlich; story, place alsogruselig

creepy

[ˈkriːpɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (frightening) → che fa accapponare la pelle

creep2

(kriːp) noun
(slang) a disgusting person. Leave her alone, you creep.
ˈcreeper noun
a creeping plant.
ˈcreepy adjective
causing feelings of fear etc. The house is rather creepy at night.
ˈcreepily adverb
ˈcreepiness noun
ˌcreepy-ˈcrawlyplural ˌcreepy-ˈcrawlies noun
a small creeping insect.
creep up on
to approach slowly and stealthily. Old age creeps up on us all.
make someone's flesh creep
to scare or horrify someone.
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