unearthly


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un·earth·ly

 (ŭn-ûrth′lē)
adj. un·earth·li·er, un·earth·li·est
1. Not of this earth; preternatural; supernatural.
2. Unnaturally strange and frightening. See Synonyms at weird.
3. Ridiculously unreasonable or uncustomary; absurd: called me at an unearthly hour.

un·earth′li·ness n.

unearthly

(ʌnˈɜːθlɪ)
adj
1. ghostly; eerie; weird: unearthly screams.
2. heavenly; sublime: unearthly music.
3. ridiculous or unreasonable (esp in the phrase unearthly hour)
unˈearthliness n

un•earth•ly

(ʌnˈɜrθ li)

adj.
1. seeming not to belong to this earth or world.
2. supernatural; ghostly; weird: an unearthly cry.
3. unreasonable or absurd.
[1605–15]
un•earth′li•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unearthly - concerned with or affecting the spirit or soulunearthly - concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul; "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love"
unworldly - not concerned with the temporal world or swayed by mundane considerations; "was unworldly and did not greatly miss worldly rewards"- Sheldon Cheney
2.unearthly - suggesting the operation of supernatural influencesunearthly - suggesting the operation of supernatural influences; "an eldritch screech"; "the three weird sisters"; "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy; "an unearthly light"; "he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

unearthly

adjective
1. eerie, strange, supernatural, ghostly, weird, phantom, uncanny, spooky (informal), nightmarish, spectral, eldritch (poetic), preternatural The sound was so serene that it seemed unearthly.
2. unreasonable, ridiculous, absurd, strange, extraordinary, abnormal, unholy (informal), ungodly (informal) They arranged to meet at the unearthly hour of seven in the morning.

unearthly

adjective
1. Of, coming from, or relating to forces or beings that exist outside the natural world:
2. Of a mysteriously strange and usually frightening nature:
Informal: spooky.
Translations
غَيْر مَعْقول، مُثير للغَضَبمُفْزِع، فَوْق طَبيعي، غامِض
nadpřirozenýnelidský
overnaturligukristelig
földöntúli
óguîlegur, fáránleguryfirnáttúrulegur
neiedomājamsnepiemērotspārdabisksšausmīgs
acayipakıl almazdoğa üstügizemlikorkutucu

unearthly

[ʌnˈɜːθlɪ] ADJ
1. (= otherworldly) [light, sound] → sobrenatural; [beauty] → sobrenatural, de otro mundo
2. (= ungodly) [noise] → tremendo
at some unearthly houra unas horas intempestivas
do you still get up at that unearthly hour?¿todavía te levantas a esas horas (tan intempestivas)?

unearthly

[ʌnˈɜːrθli] adj
(= unnatural) [sight, light, silence, sound] → surnaturel(le)
[hour] → impossible
at some unearthly hour → à une heure impossible

unearthly

adj (= eerie) calmgespenstisch, unheimlich; screamschauerlich, unheimlich; beautyüberirdisch; (inf: = awful) sound, noise, racketschauerlich; at the unearthly hour of 5 o’clock (inf)zu nachtschlafender Stunde um 5 Uhr

unearthly

[ʌnˈɜːθlɪ] adj (eerie, brightness) → innaturale; (noise, sound) → spettrale
unearthly hour (fam) → ora impossibile

unearthly

(anˈəːθli) adjective
1. supernatural, mysterious or frightening. an unearthly sight.
2. outrageous or unreasonable. He telephoned at the unearthly (= very early) hour of 6.30 a.m.
References in classic literature ?
Other models failing her for a time, she undertook to cast her own pretty foot, and the family were one day alarmed by an unearthly bumping and screaming and running to the rescue, found the young enthusiast hopping wildly about the shed with her foot held fast in a pan full of plaster, which had hardened with unexpected rapidity.
By the sudden and hasty glimpses that he caught of these figures, they seemed more like dark, glancing specters, or some other unearthly beings, than creatures fashioned with the ordinary and vulgar materials of flesh and blood.
The truth was, that the little Puritans, being of the most intolerant brood that ever lived, had got a vague idea of something outlandish, unearthly, or at variance with ordinary fashions, in the mother and child, and therefore scorned them in their hearts, and not unfrequently reviled them with their tongues.
But then, what to make of his unearthly complexion, that part of it, I mean, lying round about, and completely independent of the squares of tattooing.
The lake, as I have hinted, was to a considerable depth exceedingly transparent; and as human infants while suckling will calmly and fixedly gaze away from the breast, as if leading two different lives at the time; and while yet drawing mortal nourishment, be still spiritually feasting upon some unearthly reminiscence; --even so did the young of these whales seem looking up towards us, but not at us, as if we were but a bit of Gulf-weed in their new-born sight.
Jurgis's heart was beating wildly; it was a bold thing for him to do--into what strange unearthly place he was venturing he had no idea.
The black, glassy eyes glittered with a kind of wicked drollery, and the thing struck up, in a clear shrill voice, an odd negro melody, to which she kept time with her hands and feet, spinning round, clapping her hands, knocking her knees together, in a wild, fantastic sort of time, and producing in her throat all those odd guttural sounds which distinguish the native music of her race; and finally, turning a summerset or two, and giving a prolonged closing note, as odd and unearthly as that of a steam-whistle, she came suddenly down on the carpet, and stood with her hands folded, and a most sanctimonious expression of meekness and solemnity over her face, only broken by the cunning glances which she shot askance from the corners of her eyes.
The suggestion of mystery and the supernatural which haunts the forest at all times is intensified by this unearthly glow.
Her appearance was altered, as I had told Heathcliff; but when she was calm, there seemed unearthly beauty in the change.
The tall man called out again with a most unearthly cry, "Dead
The curtains of his bed were drawn aside; and Scrooge, starting up into a half-recumbent attitude, found himself face to face with the unearthly visitor who drew them: as close to it as I am now to you, and I am standing in the spirit at your elbow.
I don't know what it was, in her touch or voice, that made that song the most unearthly I have ever heard in my life, or can imagine.