Definition of Creepy

1. Adjective. Annoying and unpleasant. "Some creepy kids were bothering her"

Similar to: Offensive
Derivative terms: Creep



2. Adjective. Causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin. "I had a creepy-crawly feeling"
Exact synonyms: Creepy-crawly
Similar to: Alarming
Derivative terms: Creepiness

Definition of Creepy

1. a. Crawly; having or producing a sensation like that caused by insects creeping on the skin.

Definition of Creepy

1. Adjective. producing an uneasy fearful sensation, as of things crawling over one's skin ¹

2. Adjective. strangely repulsive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Creepy

1. repugnant [adj CREEPIER, CREEPIEST] : CREEPILY [adv] - See also: repugnant

Lexicographical Neighbors of Creepy

creeping thrombosis
creeping thyme
creeping ulcer
creeping willow
creeping wintergreen
creeping wood sorrel
creeping zinnia
creepingly
creeple
creeples
creepmeter
creepmeters
creepos
creeps
creepy (current term)
creepy-crawlies
creepy-crawly
creepy-peepy
crees
creese
creesed
creeses
creesh
creeshed
creeshes
creeshier
creeshing
creeshy
creesing

Literary usage of Creepy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Pat M'Carty, Farmer, of Antrim: His Rhymes, with a Setting by John Stevenson (1905)
"It matters not that an object may have wings neatly tucked away under elytra—the means are not visible — therefore it is creepy-crawly. ..."

2. The Sprague Classic Readers: Book Three by Sarah E. Sprague (1902)
"Cats have sharp eyes, creepy-Crawly. (Draw Cats have very, very sharp ears. Cats can run very, very fast. And cats have claws, creepy-Crawly. ..."

3. The Chronicles of Enguerrand de Monstrelet: Containing an Account of the by Enguerrand de Monstrelet (1853)
"... a party of king Charles's adherents won by scalado, at day-break, the town of creepy in the Valois from the English. The bastard de Thian was governor ..."

4. Diary of a Daly Débutante: Being Passages from the Journal of a Member of by Dora Knowlton Thompson Ranous (1910)
"Her place knows her no more, but no one must mention her. It gives one a creepy feeling. Is the Governor a modern Bluebeard, ..."

5. Catalogue of the Exhibition of Paintings of Hokusai by Ernest Francisco Fenollosa (1901)
"The softness of the snake suggests creepy feeling in one's fingers ; the blue green darks of the bamboo enamel emerging from its flesh-tinted skin are wells ..."

6. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1837)
"Divil a word o' falsity in that, creepy—but be me sowl you're not creepy ... creepy ; put that in your sleeve. I'll not have all the fun to ..."

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