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Definition of "unearthly" []

  • Not of this earth; preternatural; supernatural. (adjective)
  • Unnaturally strange and frightening. See Synonyms at weird. (adjective)
  • Ridiculously unreasonable or uncustomary; absurd: called me at an unearthly hour. (adjective)
  • Ghostly; eerie; weird (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Heavenly; sublime (adjective)
  • Ridiculous or unreasonable (esp in the phrase unearthly hour) (adjective)

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Use "unearthly" in a sentence
  • "Southern Tier's unearthly is an Imperial India Pale Ale that checks in at a huge 11% ABV."
  • "We know that everything we are seeing is currently dreadfully wrong, that the people we are being introduced to will most likely either try to kill us or will die in unearthly ways, and and we will soon discover how haywire everything is."
  • "The day had a certain unearthly beauty – most of our Memorial Days do have."