unearthly

[ uhn-urth-lee ]
/ ʌnˈɜrθ li /

adjective

seeming not to belong to this earth or world: unearthly beauty.
supernatural; ghostly; unnaturally strange; weird: an unearthly scream.
out of the ordinary; unreasonable or absurd: to get up at an unearthly hour.

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Origin of unearthly

First recorded in 1605–15; un-1 + earthly

OTHER WORDS FROM unearthly

un·earth·li·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unearthly

unearthly
/ (ʌnˈɜːθlɪ) /

adjective

ghostly; eerie; weirdunearthly screams
heavenly; sublimeunearthly music
ridiculous or unreasonable (esp in the phrase unearthly hour)

Derived forms of unearthly

unearthliness, noun
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