suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
"an eerie feeling of deja vu"
inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening
"an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods"; "an eerie midnight howl"
strange, weird, fear-inspiring.
The eerie sounds seemed to come from the graveyard after midnight.
Origin: From eri, from earg. Akin to ergh, argh from the same source.
alt. of Eery
Eerie was an American magazine of horror comics introduced in 1966 by Warren Publishing. Like Mad, it was a black-and-white newsstand publication in a magazine format and thus did not require the approval or seal of the Comics Code Authority. Each issue's stories were introduced by the host character, Cousin Eerie. Its sister publications were Creepy and Vampirella.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
Eery, ē′ri, adj. exciting fear: weird: affected with fear: timorous.—adv. Ee′rily.—n. Ee′riness (Scot.). [M. E. arh, eri—A.S. earg, timid.]
The numerical value of eerie in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of eerie in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The town felt eerie.
It promoted this perfect couple and a perfect world, when it really wasn't perfect, the town felt eerie.
It's eerie, it's unusual or just kind of spooky that this would happen in this area, but we don't know the facts yet.
It turns out that an eerie type of chaos can lurk just behind a facade of order -- and yet, deep inside the chaos lurks an even eerier type of order.
It felt cold, rather empty and eerie – not so much a creepy eerie but a more interesting one, i knew Mike Tyson had once just hung out here and now I stood staring down everything that had been left behind.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- внушаващ суеверен страх, страненBulgarian
- espantós, misteriósCatalan, Valencian
- extraño, misteriosoSpanish
- pelottava, outoFinnish
- timide, sinistre, peureux, craintif, étrangeFrench
- 恐ろしい, 物凄い, 不気味Japanese
- angstaanjagend, vreemd, vreesachtigDutch
- engstelig, skummel, nifs, uhyggeligNorwegian
- assustador, esquisito, estranhoPortuguese
- straniu, superstițiosRomanian
- странный, зловещий, жуткий, мрачный, пугающий, сверхъестественныйRussian
- stran, čudanSerbo-Croatian
- strašidelný, čudný, zlovestný, podozrivý, zvláštnySlovak
- kuslig, skum, mystisk, konstigSwedish
- ürkütücü, esrarengizTurkish
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