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eerie

or ee路ry

[ eer-ee ]
/ 藞瑟蓹r i /
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adjective, ee路ri路er, ee路ri路est.
uncanny, so as to inspire superstitious fear; weird an eerie midnight howl.
Chiefly Scot. affected with superstitious fear.
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Origin of eerie

First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English eri, dialectal variant of argh, Old English earg 鈥渃owardly鈥; cognate with Old Frisian erg, Old Norse argr 鈥渆vil,鈥 German arg 鈥渃owardly鈥

synonym study for eerie

1. See weird.

OTHER WORDS FROM eerie

ee路ri路ly, adverbee路ri路ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH eerie

aerie, eerie

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British Dictionary definitions for eerie

eerie
/ (藞瑟蓹r瑟) /

adjective eerier or eeriest
(esp of places, an atmosphere, etc) mysteriously or uncannily frightening or disturbing; weird; ghostly

Derived forms of eerie

eerily, adverbeeriness, noun

Word Origin for eerie

C13: originally Scottish and Northern English, probably from Old English earg cowardly, miserable
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