American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See eery.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Serving to inspire fear, esp. a dread of seeing ghosts; wild; weird.
- adj. Affected with fear; affrighted.
- adj. suggestive of the supernatural; mysterious.
- adj. inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening
- From Middle English eri ("fearful"), from Old English earg ("cowardly, fearful"). Akin to Scots ergh, argh from the same Old English source. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English eri, fearful, from Old English earg, cowardly. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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