Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The character or state of being eery. Also spelled eariness.

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  • noun The condition of being eerie

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  • noun strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear

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Examples

  • We all know what a sensation of loneliness or 'eeriness' (to use an expressive term of the ballad poetry) arises to any small party assembling in a single room of a vast desolate mansion: how the timid among them fancy continually that they hear some remote door opening, or trace the sound of suppressed footsteps from some distant staircase.

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers

  • We all know what a sensation of loneliness or 'eeriness' (to use an expressive term of the ballad poetry) arises to any small party assembling in a single room of a vast desolate mansion: how the timid among them fancy continually that they hear some remote door opening, or trace the sound of suppressed footsteps from some distant staircase.

    Narrative and Miscellaneous Papers — Volume 2

  • I think we’re approaching a ‘let’s all drink the Kool-Aid’ kind of eeriness here, if you want to get blunt about it.

    Obama Saves the World (someone get that man a cape)

  • I think we’re approaching a ‘lets all drink the Kool-Aid’ kind of eeriness here, if you want to get blunt about it.

    Obama Saves the World (someone get that man a cape)

  • The story, of course, is not pure invention; several versions of parts, if not the whole, of it will occur to any one who has some knowledge of literature; and I have recently read a variant of great beauty and "eeriness" from the Japanese. [

    A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2 To the Close of the 19th Century

  • I found the center a very strange and extreme environment for many reasons: the trancelike state of the shoppers consuming everything in their wake; the eeriness of the empty center at night; the constant awareness of surveillance; the day-to-day mix of desperation and humor in our dealings with customers; the industrial past buried beneath us (like many U.K. shopping centers it had been built on former industrial land).

    Catherine O'Flynn - An interview with author

  • Robert then decides the role is too small for him and convinces corporate to promote him to CEO — a position in which he'll freak the staff out with his eeriness and manipulate them.

    Has The Office Found Its New Boss in James Spader?

  • Cui Jie's dystopian scene from 2011, "Bar," also evokes the painterly eeriness of German artists Gerhard Richter and Neo Rauch.

    China's Rising Art Stars

  • The pedestrian details of the system of blinds between agencies and the management of the soon-to-be deceased actually add to the eeriness.

    22 « June « 2009 « The Manga Curmudgeon

  • The pedestrian details of the system of blinds between agencies and the management of the soon-to-be deceased actually add to the eeriness.

    June « 2009 « The Manga Curmudgeon

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