Saturday, November 15, 2008


creepy: hormigueante

creepy, according to wiktionary:
  1. producing an uneasy fearful sensation, as of things crawling over one's skin
  2. strangely repulsive
my friend Jonathan suggested the dictionary site Tomisimo, which came up with hormigueante. good! much better than what word reference came up with (espeluznante)

(thanks to the fab beehive collective for the image)


Anonymous said...

I would definitely stick to espeluznante on this one, not only because it actually means creepy, but also because hormigueante brings to mind hormigueo, more related to itchy than creepy.

Sara Koopman said...

hmm. I still think espeluznante is a much stronger word. creepy isn't really about being horrifying and making your hair stand on end, just about feeling uncomfortable and uneasy. RAE defines espeluznar as

1. tr. Descomponer, desordenar el pelo de la cabeza, de la felpa, etc.

2. tr. Erizar el pelo o las plumas. U. t. c. prnl.

3. tr. Espantar, causar horror. U. t. c. prnl.

Anonymous said...

Tienes razon, espeluznante es una palabra mas extrema, sin embargo si es que la estas comparando con hormigueante, espeluznante es la traduccion mas cercana