An eerie forest.
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.
- 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 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)