Uncanny
Uncanny Un*can"ny, a. Not canny; unsafe; strange; weird; ghostly. --Sir W. Scott. -- {Un*can"ni*ness}, n. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]

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  • uncanny — [un kan′ē] adj. [see UN & CANNY] 1. mysterious or unfamiliar, esp. in such a way as to frighten or make uneasy; preternaturally strange; eerie; weird 2. so remarkable, acute, etc. as to seem preternatural [uncanny shrewdness] SYN. WEIRD uncannily …   English World dictionary

  • uncanny — I adjective astonishing, exceptional, inconceivable, incredible, intuitional, magical, mysterious, mystifying, noteworthy, odd, peculiar, preternatural, rare, remarkable, secret, singular, strange, supernatural, unaccountable, unbelievable,… …   Law dictionary

  • uncanny — (adj.) 1590s, mischievous; 1773 in the sense of associated with the supernatural, originally Scottish and northern English, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + CANNY (Cf. canny) …   Etymology dictionary

  • uncanny — *weird, eerie Analogous words: *strange, singular, erratic, eccentric, odd, queer: *mysterious, inscrutable …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • uncanny — [adj] very strange, unusual astonishing, astounding, creepy, devilish, eerie, exceptional, extraordinary, fantastic, ghostly, ghoulish, incredible, inexplainable, inspired, magical, miraculous, mysterious, mystifying, preternatural, prodigious,… …   New thesaurus

  • uncanny — ► ADJECTIVE (uncannier, uncanniest) ▪ strange or mysterious. DERIVATIVES uncannily adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • Uncanny — The Uncanny (Ger. Das Unheimliche scary , creepy ) is a Freudian concept of an instance where something can be familiar, yet foreign at the same time, resulting in a feeling of it being uncomfortably strange or uncomfortably familiar.[1] (See… …   Wikipedia

  • uncanny — adj. 1) positively uncanny 2) uncanny to + inf. (it was uncanny to see how closely they resemble each other) 3) uncanny that + clause (it s uncanny that we got here on the same day after traveling for three months) 4) (misc.) it s uncanny how… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • uncanny — adjective a) strange, and mysteriously unsettling (as if supernatural); weird He bore an uncanny resemblance to the dead sailor. b) The Uncanny is a …   Wiktionary

  • uncanny — uncannily, adv. uncanniness, n. /un kan ee/, adj. 1. having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of foreseeing trouble. 2. mysterious; arousing… …   Universalium

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