creepy

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creep +‎ -y.

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creepy (comparative creepier, superlative creepiest)

  1. Moving by creeping along.
    • 1876, Lewis Carroll, The Hunting of the Snark
      The Beaver brought paper, portfolio, pens, / And ink in unfailing supplies: / While strange creepy creatures came out of their dens, / And watched them with wondering eyes.
  2. (informal) Producing an uneasy fearful sensation, as of things crawling over one's skin.
  3. (informal) Feeling an uneasy fearful sensation; creeped out.
    • 1920, Algernon Blackwood, First Hate
      “I felt creepy and afraid,” continued the other, with conviction. “I had the sensation of being seen by someone—as if someone, I mean, was watching me. []
  4. (informal) Strangely repulsive.
    That creepy old man keeps leering at me!

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