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Wordnet 3.0


1. inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening;
- Example: "an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods"
- Example: "an eerie midnight howl"
[syn: eerie, eery]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Eerie \Ee"rie\, Eery \Ee"ry\, a. [Scotch, fr. AS. earh timid.] 1. Serving to inspire fear, esp. a dread of seeing ghosts; wild; weird; as, eerie stories. [1913 Webster] She whose elfin prancer springs By night to eery warblings. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. Affected with fear; affrighted. --Burns. [1913 Webster]