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    wot does spookily mean?

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    Hello G., welcome to Using English!

    A "spook" is a ghost. Ghosts tend to disturb our composure: thus when something is "spooky", it unnerves us.

    A ruined building or an old castle or a figure in the mist can be "spooky"; but so can an abstraction, such as a surprising coincidence.

    "Spookily" is the adverb from "spooky": "in a spooky way".

    "Spooky" is often used in a jocular way.

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    Welcome to the forums.

    Quote Originally Posted by gozc View Post
    What does spookily mean?
    A spook [noun] is an informal word [slang] for a ghost.
    Oh no - there's a spook in the graveyard.

    spooky [adjective] like a spook or eerie or scary.
    That's a spooky book you are reading.

    Spookily [adverb] means the same.
    Don't act so spookily. You are making me frightened.

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