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creepiness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n creepiness an uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on your skin
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Creepiness An uneasy sensation as of insects creeping on the skin. "She felt a curious, uneasy creepiness ."
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Quotations

  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “We're sleeping and there's a bunch of creepy old dudes molesting us.”

Usage

In literature:

It was nearly midnight and a cold creepiness pervaded everything when he joined the rest of us round the stove.
"Lorimer of the Northwest" by Harold Bindloss
I tell you this thing makes me feel creepy, Walt.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
The realization made him feel creepy.
"Uncle Sam's Boys as Sergeants" by H. Irving Hancock
This place is creepy 'nough now.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
Feeling creepy and uncomfortable, I went upstairs, and was glad to get into bed.
"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4)" by Various
The thought gave David a creepy feeling on the back of his neck.
"David and the Phoenix" by Edward Ormondroyd
The house makes me creepy.
"In Doublet and Hose" by Lucy Foster Madison
Other creepies had been drowned in the ewer.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
It must be a nice creepy one, please.
"Lover or Friend" by Rosa Nouchette Carey
It makes me feel quite creepy to think of it.
"The Manor House School" by Angela Brazil
We felt deliciously creepy!
"The Lightning Conductor Discovers America" by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
I'll be keelhauled if it don't make me feel a little creepy.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
But he does make all the rest of us feel creepy.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
She said she had felt so curiously happy and creepy when she heard it.
"The Serapion Brethren." by Ernst Theordor Wilhelm Hoffmann
Sounds creepy, don't it?
"Stepsons of Light" by Eugene Manlove Rhodes
I did have a lovely, lovely creepy one to eat with me.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
Do you know, I felt a kind o' creepy feelin' down my back all the time.
"International Short Stories" by Various
My back felt cold and creepy with nothing but the dizzy air back of me.
"The Frontier Boys in the Grand Canyon" by Wyn Roosevelt
It is a favorite theme of the creepy-creep writers.
"The Social Gangster" by Arthur B. Reeve
That speech made me feel creepy.
"Life on the Stage" by Clara Morris
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In poetry:

She drew a creepie to her side,
An' dichtit aye her een:—
O, Leezie, lass, I'se tell ye a',
My truest, dearest frien'.
"Mary Lee: A Ballad" by Janet Hamilton
"Gude bless the bairns," my grannie said,
Syne, turnin' frae her spinning wheel,
She drew her creepie near the fire—
"I ken, gudeman, ye lo'e them weel.
"Grannie's Crack Aboot The Famine In Auld Scotlan' In 1739-40" by Janet Hamilton
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.
"The Hunting Of The Snark " by Lewis Carroll
And so the Summer faded out, and Autumn wore away,
And a keener Winter never fetched around Thanksgivin'-Day!
The night before that day of thanks I'll never quite fergit,
The wind a-howlin' round the house--it makes me creepy yit!
"How John Quit The Farm" by James Whitcomb Riley

In news:

Your sweet tooth has not seen a confectionery store with so much liquid candy since Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory — although, fortunately, at Rocket Fizz there are no creepy Oompa Loompas.
Air of creepiness before dog found camera.
Country Life Nashville Has 'Least Promiscuous ' Women in America, Says Creepy Website.
Kind of creepy in light of recent events.
Reddit Moderators Ban Gawker In Solidarity With Creepy Porn Purveyor .
TSMWith all the smoke and other pollutants mixed in with some clouds, the sun is beating through all of it creating a very creepy, eerie look.
How to treat and avoid Lyme disease and those creepy ticks that carry it.
Stranger still, the pilot episode has a creepy age-avoidance issue.
It's like a horror movie come to life – A Brazilian variety show traps people in an elevator, turns off the lights, then sends in a creepy little girl through a trap door to scream at them.
Snakes have gotten a reputation for being creepy, cringe-inducing creatures.
Little Big Town's Newest Video 'Tornado' is a Creepy Tale of Scorned Love.
It seems Little Big Town will get a little creepy in their latest video, 'Tornado,' set to release on Halloween (Oct 31).
The creepy kid from There Will Be Blood falls in love with a make-believe girl.
There are three ways to generate scares in a horror film — smart writing, a creepy filming style or an interesting creature.
Family favorite TOY STORY is set to make a creepy comeback on TV next year (13) for a Halloween special.
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