unearthly

adjective un·earth·ly \ ˌən-ˈərth-lē \
Updated on: 1 Dec 2017

Definition of unearthly

: not earthly: such as
a : not mundane : ideal
  • unearthly love
b : not terrestrial
  • unearthly radio sources
c : preternatural, supernatural
  • an unearthly light
d : weird, eerie
  • unearthly howls
e : absurd, ungodly
  • gets up at an unearthly hour

unearthliness

noun

Examples of unearthly in a Sentence

  1. We left at the unearthly time of 5:00 a.m.

  2. an unearthly knack for picking winning lottery numbers

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First Known Use of unearthly

1611



UNEARTHLY Defined for English Language Learners

unearthly

adjective

Definition of unearthly for English Language Learners

  • : very strange, unnatural, and frightening

  • : unreasonably early or late



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