from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Inspiring inexplicable fear, dread, or uneasiness; strange and frightening.
- adj. Suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious. See Synonyms at weird.
- adj. Scots Frightened or intimidated by superstition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. strange, weird, fear-inspiring.
- adj. fearful, timid.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Serving to inspire fear, esp. a dread of seeing ghosts; wild; weird.
- adj. Affected with fear; affrighted.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See eery.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious
- adj. inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening
Middle English eri, fearful, from Old English earg, cowardly.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English eri ("fearful"), from Old English earg ("cowardly, fearful"). Akin to Scots ergh, argh from the same Old English source. (Wiktionary)