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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  She  whose  elfin  prancer  springs  By  night  to  eery 
  warblings.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  Affected  with  fear;  affrighted.  --Burns. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  eerie 
  adj  1:  suggestive  of  the  supernatural;  mysterious;  "an  eerie 
  feeling  of  deja  vu"  [syn:  {eery},  {spooky}] 
  2:  so  strange  as  to  inspire  a  feeling  of  fear;  "an 
  uncomfortable  and  eerie  stillness  in  the  woods";  "an  eerie 
  midnight  howl"  [syn:  {eery}] 




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