- The definition of eerie is someone or something that is mysterious, frightening, spooky and creepy.
An example of eerie is a dark and deserted house.
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- Now Rare timid or frightened; uneasy because of superstitious fear
- mysterious, uncanny, or weird, esp. in such a way as to frighten or disturb
Origin: northern Eng dial and amp; Scottish ; from Middle English eri, filled with dread, probably variant, variety of erg, cowardly, timid ; from Old English earg, akin to German arg, bad, wicked: for Indo-European base see orchestra
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or ee·ryadjective ee·ri·er, ee·ri·est
- a. Inspiring inexplicable fear, dread, or uneasiness; strange and frightening.b. Suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious. See Synonyms at weird.
- Scots Frightened or intimidated by superstition.
Origin: Middle English eri, fearful, from Old English earg, cowardly.
- eeˈri·ly adverb
- eeˈri·ness noun