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Definition of "eerie" []

  • Inspiring inexplicable fear, dread, or uneasiness; strange and frightening. (adjective)
  • Suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious. See Synonyms at weird. (adjective)
  • Scots Frightened or intimidated by superstition. (adjective)
  • (esp of places, an atmosphere, etc) mysteriously or uncannily frightening or disturbing; weird; ghostly (adjective)

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Use "eerie" in a sentence
  • "When the final buzzer sounded, the Woodinville junior was overcome with what she called an "eerie" feeling."
  • "What's eerie is that Republicans then were saying some of the same things Democrats are saying now."
  • "What really makes button, button so eerie, is its familiarity."