Etymology:(adjective.) 14th century. Middle English eri (“fearful”) from Old English earg (“cowardly, fearful”). Akin to Scots ergh, argh from the same Old English source.
Synonyms:awesome, bizarre, crawly, creepy, fantastic, fearful, frightening, ghostly, mysterious, scary, spectral, spooky, strange, supernatural, superstitious, uncanny, unearthly, weird
Antonyms:funny, normal, ordinary, silly
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