creepy

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adjective \ˈkrē-pē\

Definition of creepy

creepier

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creepiest

  1. 1 :  producing a nervous shivery apprehension a creepy horror story; also :  eerie

  2. 2 :  of, relating to, or being a creep :  annoyingly unpleasant a creepy old man

creepily

play \ˈkrē-pə-lē\ adverb

creepiness

play \ˈkrē-pē-nəs\ noun

Examples of creepy in a Sentence

  1. There's something creepy about that guy.

  2. a fascinating but creepy stage show by an offbeat magician

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Origin and Etymology of creepy

see 1creep


CREEPY Defined for English Language Learners

creepy

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adjective

Definition of creepy for English Language Learners

  • : strange or scary : causing people to feel nervous and afraid


CREEPY Defined for Kids

creepy

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adjective \ˈkrē-pē\

Definition of creepy for Students

creepier

;

creepiest

  1. 1 :  eerie a creepy old house

  2. 2 :  annoyingly unpleasant Dozens of frogs gave me a creepy feeling.

creepiness

noun


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