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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.
References in classic literature ?
Catching his thigh against the end of the counter, he spun round, staggered with a cry of pain, felt in the distracting clatter of the bell his arms pinned to his side by a convulsive hug, while the cold lips of a woman moved creepily on his very ear to form the words:
While the conscientious officer was shaking the handle, Ossipon felt the cold lips of the woman stirring again creepily against his very ear:
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SEXY "Sexy boudoir, sexy clothes, sexy knickers," drooled decent host Brian McFadden as he creepily rummaged through a lady's bedroom.
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The air of sentimental nostalgia becomes creepily uncomfortable but the script insists everything will be OK.
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FBI profiler Will Graham (Hugh Dancy) tracks a serial killer and inadvertently lets the diabolical forensic psychiatrist Dr Hannibal Lecter - played by a creepily brilliant Mads Mikkelsen - into his head.
So popular has she become, that families return year after year to the National Trust-run property in Northumberland to take part in one of her creepily creative stories.
I was creepily sitting in a caf recording everyone, which I don't like to do," she says of one.