What does unearthly mean?

Definitions for unearthlyʌnˈɜrθ li

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word unearthly.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. spiritual, unearthly(adj)

    concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul

    "a spiritual approach to life"; "spiritual fulfillment"; "spiritual values"; "unearthly love"

  2. eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly(adj)

    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


  1. unearthly(Adjective)

    Not of the earth.

  2. unearthly(Adjective)


  3. unearthly(Adjective)

    Preternatural or supernatural.

  4. unearthly(Adjective)

    Strange, enigmatic, or mysterious.

  5. unearthly(Adjective)

    Ideal beyond the mundane.

  6. unearthly(Adjective)

    Ridiculous, ludicrous, or outrageous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Unearthly(adj)

    not terrestrial; supernatural; preternatural; hence, weird; appalling; terrific; as, an unearthly sight or sound


  1. Unearthly

    Unearthly is a series of young-adult urban fantasy novels by American author Cynthia Hand, beginning with the inaugural entry of the same name. The story follows a teenager named Clara, who learns that she is part angel and has a purpose to fulfill on Earth. While seeking answers about her role, Clara encounters friends, enemies, and romantic interests amidst her journey.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of unearthly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of unearthly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.

  2. Elizabeth Bowen:

    It is in this unearthly first hour of spring twilight that earth's almost agonized livingness is most felt. This hour is so dreadful to some people that they hurry indoors and turn on the lights.

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Translations for unearthly

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • nadpozemský, nadpřirozený, ulítlý, nepozemský, nezemský, tajemnýCzech
  • сверхъестественный, неземнойRussian
  • ojordisk, mystisk, himmelsk, övernaturlig, överjordiskSwedish
  • неземнийUkrainian

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