Definition of Eeriness

1. Noun. Strangeness by virtue of being mysterious and inspiring fear.

Exact synonyms: Ghostliness
Generic synonyms: Strangeness, Unfamiliarity
Derivative terms: Eery, Ghostly



Definition of Eeriness

1. Noun. The condition of being eerie ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Eeriness

1. the state of being eerie [n -ES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Eeriness

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eentsy
eeny
eeny, meeny, miny, moe
eeny-meeny-miney-mo
eep
eeped
eephus
eeping
eeps
eerie
eerieness
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eeriest
eerily
eeriness (current term)
eerinesses
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ees
eesome
eetch
eetches
eeven
eevens
eevn
eevning
eevnings
eevns
eew

Literary usage of Eeriness

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1. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including by Isabella Lucy Bird (1888)
"... —The Steam Ferry—Coolies Abscond—A Team of Savages—A Drove of Horses—Floral Beauties—An Unbeaten Track—A Ghostly Dwelling— Solitude and eeriness. ..."

2. The Theory of Practice: An Ethical Enquiry, in Two Books by Shadworth Hollway Hodgson (1870)
"There is perhaps no better name for this feeling than eeriness. It would seem that animals are not exempt from it ; that children suffer most from it ..."

3. From Damascus to Palmyra by John Kelman (1908)
"... mountains, the very stones of the ground itself—which adds to the eeriness of being alone the greater eeriness of probably being not alone. ..."

4. Wild Life in Hampshire Highlands by George Albemarle Bertie Dewar (1899)
"The night side of Nature in the deep wood has, too, a certain eeriness, such as the wild-fowler on the moonlit marsh will often be conscious of: an eeriness ..."

5. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1914)
"The concluding portion of The Witch of Fife in The Queen's Wake is a quaintly unique specimen of fantastic eeriness, ..."

6. Poetry by Modern Poetry Association (1915)
"wind blowing, and most of them carry a suggestion of the eeriness of common things, as in The Lodging House: And when at last I stand outside My garret door ..."

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