Definition of creepy in English:

creepy

adjective

informal
  • Causing an unpleasant feeling of fear or unease:

    ‘the creepy feelings one often gets in a strange house’
    • ‘There's a creepy moment when you catch sight of your own bottom reflected in the changing room mirror.’
    • ‘The product itself is less creepy and weird than the testimonials on the website.’
    • ‘It is a land of ghosts and creepy discarded toys, if you're brave enough to look.’
    • ‘I picked up the soundtrack in Brighton for a mere tenner, and it's every bit as wonderful and creepy as the film.’
    • ‘I stared at these people, wondering what everyone was being so creepy about.’
    • ‘The only thing that was creepy about that movie was seeing an el Camino with a working engine and no rust, but that could just be me.’
    • ‘People still cling to the story about the girl who was lured by some creepy idiot.’
    • ‘We don't know much about it, except that it's got a creepy girl on the front.’
    • ‘I love this chapter and there may even be a horrible creepy cliff hanger at the end!’
    • ‘This just feeds my fear of being some immediately identifiable creepy weirdo.’
    • ‘No one ever goes to the abyss because it's too wide and deep and creepy and cold.’
    • ‘It's a good idea to take along the person you live with, so he or she doesn't think you're up to anything creepy.’
    • ‘It's a creepy way to live your life and one that is as popular with celebrities as it is in offices up and down the country.’
    • ‘Like all good fairy tales it can be creepy and scary, but it also has a real feeling of darkness running through it.’
    • ‘In fact, it made me feel very creepy, but let me say that I have seen much worse from famous people.’
    • ‘Some people find it creepy to go to a bar where you can party with folks as old as your parents, but I kind of like it.’
    • ‘Why does this article feel like a recipe for turning into a slightly creepy man who grins and stares at people?’
    • ‘Even though he's creepy and stalkerish and freaky I have a soft spot for him.’
    • ‘This isn't a debate, it's not politics, it's something ugly and ignorant and creepy.’
    • ‘Watch out in particular for a very creepy Italian man on a trans-continental train!’
    frightening, scaring, terrifying, hair-raising, spine-chilling, blood-curdling, chilling, petrifying, alarming, shocking, harrowing, horrifying, horrific, horrible, awful, nightmarish, macabre, ghostly
    disturbing, eerie, sinister, weird, menacing, ominous, threatening
    eldritch
    spooky, freaky, scary, hairy
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Pronunciation

creepy

/ˈkriːpi/