unearthly Definition

  • 1supernatural or ghostly
  • 2strange and unfamiliar
  • 3extremely unreasonable or unlikely

Using unearthly: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unearthly" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The sound was so unearthly that it sent shivers down my spine.

  • Example

    The unearthly beauty of the aurora borealis left us speechless.

  • Example

    The idea of traveling to Mars in a week seems unearthly.

  • Example

    The unearthly hour at which the meeting was scheduled made it difficult for many to attend.

unearthly Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for unearthly

Phrases with unearthly

  • a time that is very early or very late, typically outside of normal business hours


    The flight leaves at an unearthly hour, so we'll have to wake up at 3am.

  • a silence that is eerie or unsettling


    The forest was so still that it was almost unearthly quiet.

  • unearthly powers

    supernatural abilities or forces


    The hero used his unearthly powers to defeat the villain.

Origins of unearthly

from 'un-' meaning 'not' + 'earthly'


Summary: unearthly in Brief

The term 'unearthly' [ʌnˈərθli] refers to things that are supernatural or ghostly, strange and unfamiliar, or extremely unreasonable or unlikely. It can describe sounds, beauty, ideas, or times, as in 'The sound was so unearthly that it sent shivers down my spine.' 'Unearthly' extends into phrases like 'an unearthly hour,' denoting very early or late times, and 'unearthly quiet,' referring to eerie silence.