from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not of this earth; preternatural; supernatural.
  • adj. Unnaturally strange and frightening. See Synonyms at weird.
  • adj. Ridiculously unreasonable or uncustomary; absurd: called me at an unearthly hour.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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


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un- +‎ earthly



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