adjective, spook·i·er, spook·i·est.Informal.
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It’s always interesting and well-directed, even when we’re fed horror cliches galore, from spooky dollhouses to things lurking in the basement.Netflix’s The Haunting of Bly Manor is a calm, loving study in how to exorcise your ghosts|Aja Romano|October 9, 2020|Vox
Thanks to campfire tales and multimillion-dollar horror flicks, spooky notions can infiltrate our subconscious even without any real-life supernatural encounters.
In fact, “investors may be convinced that Halloween was purposely placed in October because the market’s actions can be so spooky,” CFRA’s Sam Stovall wrote in a recent note.History indicates the stock market may be heading for a strong Q4|Anne Sraders|October 1, 2020|Fortune
So much so that CFRA’s Stovall quips, “Investors may be convinced that Halloween was purposely placed in October because the market’s actions can be so spooky.”September was bad for investors. And watch out: October may be ‘choppier’|Anne Sraders|September 29, 2020|Fortune
For example, key to the quantum internet is entanglement — that “spooky action at a distance” in which particles are linked across time and space, and measuring the properties of one particle instantly reveals the other’s properties.‘Schrödinger’s Web’ offers a sneak peek at the quantum internet|Dan Garisto|September 28, 2020|Science News
Warne looked—in the words of the Daily Mail—“like a spooky waxwork.”Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress|Tim Teeman|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Spooky Tooth had reformed quite a while before I received the call and were touring quite often.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More|Gary Wright|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
When we all saw this, both my brothers turned to look at me in the car and pulled ‘spooky’ faces at me.Knocking on Heaven's Door: True Stories of Unexplained, Uncanny Experiences at the Hour of Death|Patricia Pearson|August 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Formerly a playground for Sunday school kids, it has a spooky, cloistered feel to it.
The very questions are spooky, and the answers Obama eventually will have to supply, in one fashion or another, will be dangerous.
“This would be a spooky place at night,” Midge declared as they started up the lane.Dan Carter and the Money Box|Mildred A. Wirt
“What a horrid, spooky place,” she spoke with a shiver, peering within.Mountain Blood|Joseph Hergesheimer
Spooky isn't particular so long as the house is big enough to be comfortable.The Burgess Bird Book for Children|Thornton W. Burgess
It was all still and spooky and you could hear the clock ticking, and I counted the ticks.Roy Blakeley|Percy Keese Fitzhugh
The trees were very dense, and made the place look gloomy, and as Bandy-legs declared, "spooky."The Strange Cabin on Catamount Island|Lawrence J. Leslie