Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Not of this earth; preternatural; supernatural.
  • adjective Unnaturally strange and frightening. synonym: weird.
  • adjective Ridiculously unreasonable or uncustomary; absurd.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not earthly; not terrestrial; supernatural; not like, or as if not proceeding from, anything belonging to the earth; unworldly; hence, weird; appalling: as, an unearthly cry or sight.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Not terrestrial; supernatural; preternatural; hence, weird; appalling; terrific.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Not of the earth.
  • adjective Non-terrestrial.
  • adjective Preternatural or supernatural.
  • adjective Strange, enigmatic, or mysterious.
  • adjective Ideal beyond the mundane.
  • adjective Ridiculous, ludicrous, or outrageous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective concerned with or affecting the spirit or soul
  • adjective suggesting the operation of supernatural influences

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

un- +‎ earthly

Examples

  • Southern Tier's unearthly is an Imperial India Pale Ale that checks in at a huge 11% ABV.

    Kevin Burns

  • Southern Tier's unearthly is an Imperial India Pale Ale that checks in at a huge 11% ABV.

    LENNDEVOURS:

  • Southern Tier's unearthly is an Imperial India Pale Ale that checks in at a huge 11% ABV.

    New York Beer

  • Southern Tier's unearthly is an Imperial India Pale Ale that checks in at a huge 11% ABV.

    Southern Tier unearthly Imperial India Pale Ale

  • We know that everything we are seeing is currently dreadfully wrong, that the people we are being introduced to will most likely either try to kill us or will die in unearthly ways, and and we will soon discover how haywire everything is.

    Yes, George Bush Has Made The World Safer For Mankind!

  • The day had a certain unearthly beauty – most of our Memorial Days do have.

    Comrades

  • Think about and TV/movie underwater action--say, for example, Thunderball--the good ones actually manage to convey to you, through the moving pictures and the sound and the soundtrack, that we're some ultra cool "unearthly" realm.

    The Aquaman Problem

  • Yet it had a kind of unearthly beauty that was all Sisay's own.

    Mercadian Masques

  • Dick also got his gun in readiness for instant action, and the boys were just about to fire when a noise, best described as "unearthly," smote their ears.

    The Boy Ranchers Among the Indians or, Trailing the Yaquis

  • His odd colour and eyes gave a kind of unearthly tone to the interview.

    The Young Seigneur Or, Nation-Making

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