spookish
adjective see spook I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spookish — adjective a) Frightening or unnerving in the manner of something eerie or supernatural; spooky. I hope we find some nicer spot than this. This looks so lonely and spookish. b) Easily startled, frightened, or unnerved. Religion is everywhere a… …   Wiktionary

  • spookish — kish, kēsh adjective Etymology: spook (I) + ish : somewhat spooky big black raftered kitchen looked spookish and weird Lucy M. Montgomery * * * spookˈish or spookˈy adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • spookish — spook·ish …   English syllables

  • spook´ish|ness — spook|ish «SPOO kihsh», adjective. Informal. 1. like a spook or ghost; ghostly. 2. given over to ghosts or spooks; haunted: »a spookish house. 3. affected by a sense or fear of ghosts; suggestive of the presence or agency of spooks: »a spookish… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spook´ish|ly — spook|ish «SPOO kihsh», adjective. Informal. 1. like a spook or ghost; ghostly. 2. given over to ghosts or spooks; haunted: »a spookish house. 3. affected by a sense or fear of ghosts; suggestive of the presence or agency of spooks: »a spookish… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spook|ish — «SPOO kihsh», adjective. Informal. 1. like a spook or ghost; ghostly. 2. given over to ghosts or spooks; haunted: »a spookish house. 3. affected by a sense or fear of ghosts; suggestive of the presence or agency of spooks: »a spookish sensation.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spook — I. noun Etymology: Dutch; akin to Middle Low German spōk ghost Date: 1801 1. ghost, specter 2. an undercover agent ; spy • spookish adjective II. verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spook — spookery, n. spookish, adj. /spoohk/, n. 1. Informal. a ghost; specter. 2. Slang. a ghostwriter. 3. Slang. an eccentric person. 4. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a black person. 5. Slang. an espionage agent; spy. v.t. 6. to haunt; inhabit or… …   Universalium

  • skittish — adjective Easily scared or startled; timid. The cat likes people he knows, but is skittish around strangers. Syn: spookish …   Wiktionary

  • eerie — Synonyms and related words: arcane, awe inspiring, awesome, awful, awing, bizarre, blue, cadaverous, corpselike, crawly, creepy, deadly, deathlike, deathly, deathly pale, dreadful, eldritch, esoteric, extramundane, extraterrestrial, fantastic,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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