He felt again the eeriness of this desertion, and hurried on past the silent places.
Not the least detail seemed lacking to enhance the eeriness of the scene.
The very calmness of the information, its manner of conveyance, increased the eeriness of the warning.
To-night the eeriness and dramatic intensity of a notable crime lay at the very doors of the village.
Ah, then the mill took on an eeriness befitting a very borderland of goblindom.
Peal after peal rang through the haunted wood, and increased the eeriness of the place.
Is there a relationship here, or is it only a similarity of eeriness in temper?
It lessened the eeriness a lot to know beforehand what a Martian looked like.
Few pieces can rival it for eeriness of impression, and few exhibit such delicate skill in the choice of details in description.
Their mystery, their dramatic climaxes, their eeriness gave him a fearful, exquisite pleasure.
c.1300, "fearful, timid," north England and Scottish variant of Old English earg "cowardly, fearful," from Proto-Germanic *argaz (cf. Old Frisian erg "evil, bad," Middle Dutch arch "bad," Dutch arg, Old High German arg "cowardly, worthless," German arg "bad, wicked," Old Norse argr "unmanly, voluptuous," Swedish arg "malicious").
Sense of "causing fear because of strangeness" is first attested 1792. Related: Eerily. Finnish arka "cowardly" is a Germanic loan-word.