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eerie Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. adjective satellite suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
    • an eerie feeling of deja vu
  2. adjective satellite inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening
    eery.
    • an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods
    • an eerie midnight howl
WordNet

Ee"rie, Ee"ry adjective (Also<
  • Eerie
  • Eery
)
Etymology
Scotch, fr. AS. earh timid.
Definitions
  1. Serving to inspire fear, esp. a dread of seeing ghosts; wild; weird; as, eerie stories.
    She whose elfin prancer springs By night to eery warblings. Tennyson.
  2. Affected with fear; affrighted. Burns.

Webster 1913