creepy

adjective
\ˈkrē-pē \
creepier; creepiest

Definition of creepy 

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

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

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Other Words from creepy

creepily \ˈkrē-​pə-​lē \ adverb
creepiness \ˈkrē-​pē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of creepy in a Sentence

There's something creepy about that guy. a fascinating but creepy stage show by an offbeat magician

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Frankendoll Tie your hair up in some pigtails, and transform your face into a creepy but incredibly cute monster. 22. Devon Abelman, Allure, "27 Last-Minute Halloween Costumes You Can Do With Just Makeup," 10 Oct. 2018 Choose colorful and creepy shades as an eyeshadow base, add a top coat of glittery shadow, and then get to work on your web. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "The Most Popular Pinterest Halloween 2018 Beauty Searches," 27 Sep. 2018 While Goblin’s work in the original film was relentless and full of creepy, chanted whispers, the 2018 film’s score, by Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, is delicate and beautiful, stringing together gentle piano lines and fragile vocals. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Suspiria is an ambitious remix of a horror classic," 26 Oct. 2018 Frankly, that’s creepy, and something only my doctor needs to know. Samantha Riedel, Teen Vogue, "How to Break Away From the Gender Binary," 26 Oct. 2018 Halloween decorations usually veer into one of three categories—creepy, cutesy, or campy—but this latest trend nails the trifecta. Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "Zombie Flamingos Will Scare The Flock Out Of Your Neighbors This Halloween," 20 Sep. 2018 Alan, who’s been super passive bordering on creepy throughout the entire season, seems to be not only aware of what’s been happening to the girls but distraught about it. Cady Drell, Marie Claire, "The 10 Biggest Moments From 'Sharp Objects' Episode 7," 20 Aug. 2018 All this might feel creepy, but such cross-device tracking is already commonly done by matching attributes such as devices that from the same internet location, or IP address. Washington Post, "New service aims to follow users across multiple devices," 28 Mar. 2018 The hilarious, but admittedly creepy, trailer has now been viewed over 3 million times. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "Someone Recut The 'Elf' Trailer as a Creepy Thriller—And It's Hilarious," 27 Dec. 2016

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First Known Use of creepy

1836, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for creepy

see creep entry 1

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The first known use of creepy was in 1836

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creepy

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of creepy

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

creepy

adjective
\ˈkrē-pē \
creepier; creepiest

Kids Definition of creepy

1 : eerie a creepy old house

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

Other Words from creepy

creepiness noun

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