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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.

eerie

or

eery

adj, eerier or eeriest
(esp of places, an atmosphere, etc) mysteriously or uncannily frightening or disturbing; weird; ghostly
[C13: originally Scottish and Northern English, probably from Old English earg cowardly, miserable]
ˈeerily adv
ˈeeriness n

ee•rie

or ee•ry

(ˈɪər i)

adj. -ri•er, -ri•est.
1. uncanny, so as to inspire superstitious fear; strange and mysterious: an eerie howl.
2. Chiefly Scot. affected with superstitious fear.
[1250–1300; Middle English eri, dial. variant of argh, Old English earg cowardly; c. Old Frisian erg, Old High German ar(a)g cowardly Old Norse argr evil]
ee′ri•ly, adv.
ee′ri•ness, n.
syn: See weird.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.eerie - suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious; "an eerie feeling of deja vu"
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
2.eerie - inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening; "an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods"; "an eerie midnight howl"
strange, unusual - being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird; "a strange exaltation that was indefinable"; "a strange fantastical mind"; "what a strange sense of humor she has"

eerie

adjective uncanny, strange, frightening, ghostly, weird, mysterious, scary (informal), sinister, uneasy, fearful, awesome, unearthly, supernatural, unnatural, spooky (informal), creepy (informal), spectral, eldritch (poetic), preternatural An eerie silence settled over the forest.

eerie

or eery
adjective
Of a mysteriously strange and usually frightening nature:
Informal: spooky.
Translations
مُخيف، غَريب
uhyggelig
outopelottava
óhugnanlegur
kraupiaikraupumasšiurpiaišiurpumasšiurpus
baismīgsdīvains
tajuplný
kuslig

eerie

[ˈɪərɪ] ADJ [sound, experience] → sobrecogedor, espeluznante; [silence] → estremecedor, inquietante, sobrecogedor

eerie

[ˈɪəri] adj [silence] → inquiétant(e); [feeling] → angoissant(e); [glow, sound] → sinistre

eerie

, eery
adj (+er)unheimlich

eerie

[ˈɪərɪ] adjsinistro/a, che fa accapponare la pelle

eerie

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