creepy

[kree-pee]
adjective, creepier, creepiest.
1.
having or causing a creeping sensation of the skin, as from horror or fear: a creepy ghost story.
2.
that creeps: a creepy insect.
3.
Slang. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a person who is a creep; obnoxious; weird.

Origin:
1825–35; creep + -y1

creepily, adverb
creepiness, noun
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creepy (ˈkriːpɪ)
 
adj , creepier, creepiest
1.  informal having or causing a sensation of repulsion, horror, or fear, as of creatures crawling on the skin
2.  creeping; slow-moving
 
'creepily
 
adv
 
'creepiness
 
n

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creepy
1794, "characterizewd by creeping," from creep (v.). Meaning "having a creeping feeling in the flesh" is from 1831; that of producing such a feeling, the main modern sense, is from 1858. Creepy-crawly is from 1858.
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creepy definition


  1. mod.
    eerie; frightening. : I have this creepy feeling that someone is just this very moment reading something that I wrote.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Those of us who find it slightly depressing and more than a little creepy are
  probably outside the target audience to begin with.
The old guy in the corner at a college party can come off as creepy.
Also, setting up auto-responses is a bit creepy in my opinion.
Creepy videos of strange animals and spooky places.
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