- 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.
An eerie forest.
- 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 of eerienorthern 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
- Inspiring inexplicable fear, dread, or uneasiness; strange and frightening. See Synonyms at weird.
- Scots Frightened or intimidated by superstition.
Origin of eerieMiddle English eri, fearful, from Old English earg, cowardly.
(comparative eerier, superlative eeriest)
From Middle English eri (“fearful”), from Old English earg (“cowardly, fearful”). Akin to Scots ergh, argh from the same Old English source.