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Spookier in british english, spooky in british english.

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  • awesomeness
  • bloodcurdling
  • frightening
  • frighteningly
  • intimidating
  • intimidatingly
  • scarifyingly
  • terrifyingly
  • traumatically
  • white-knuckle

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Definition of spooky

  • fiddle-footed
  • high-strung
  • hyperactive
  • hyperexcitable
  • hyperkinetic

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1854, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Spooky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary , Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spooky. Accessed 17 Oct. 2023.

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like or befitting a spook or ghost; suggestive of spooks .

eerie; scary.

(especially of horses) nervous; skittish.

Origin of spooky

Other words from spooky.

  • spook·i·ly, adverb
  • spook·i·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for spooky

/ ( ˈspuːkɪ ) /

ghostly or eerie : a spooky house

resembling or appropriate to a ghost

US easily frightened; highly strung

Derived forms of spooky

  • spookily , adverb
  • spookiness , noun

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Definition of spooky adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

  • a spooky old house
  • a spooky atmosphere
  • I was just thinking about her when she phoned. Spooky!
  • It got a bit spooky when James started telling ghost stories.

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