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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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.
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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.
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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)?
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

unearthly

[ʌnˈɜːrθli] adj
(= unnatural) [sight, light, silence, sound] → surnaturel(le)
[hour] → impossible
at some unearthly hour → à une heure impossible
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
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unearthly

[ʌnˈɜːθlɪ] adj (eerie, brightness) → innaturale; (noise, sound) → spettrale
unearthly hour (fam) → ora impossibile
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
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