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eerie

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EtymologyEdit

Middle English eri (fearful), from Old English earg (cowardly, fearful), from Proto-Germanic *argaz. Akin to Scots ergh, argh from the same Old English source.

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eerie (comparative eerier, superlative eeriest)

  1. strange, weird, fear-inspiring.
    The eerie sounds seemed to come from the graveyard after midnight.
  2. (Scotland) fearful, timid.
    • 1883, George MacDonald, Donal Grant
      She began to feel eerie.

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