eeriness


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ee·rie

or ee·ry  (îr′ē)
adj. ee·ri·er, ee·ri·est
1. Inspiring inexplicable fear, dread, or uneasiness; strange and frightening. See Synonyms at weird.
2. Scots Frightened or intimidated by superstition.

[Middle English eri, fearful, from Old English earg, cowardly.]

ee′ri·ly adv.
ee′ri·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eeriness - strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear
strangeness, unfamiliarity - unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
Translations
خَوف، غَرابَه
uhygge
kísértetiesség
óhugnaîur
tajuplnosť
ürkütücülük

eerie

(ˈiəri) adjective
causing fear; weird. an eerie silence.
ˈeerily adverb
ˈeeriness noun
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