uncanny


uncanny
uncanny [adj] very strange, unusual astonishing, astounding, creepy, devilish, eerie, exceptional, extraordinary, fantastic, ghostly, ghoulish, incredible, inexplainable, inspired, magical, miraculous, mysterious, mystifying, preternatural, prodigious, queer, remarkable, scary, secret, singular, spooky, superhuman, supernatural, supernormal, supranormal, unearthly, unheard-of, unnatural, weird; concepts 537,564 —Ant. common, earthly, natural, usual

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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 — Un*can ny, a. Not canny; unsafe; strange; weird; ghostly. Sir W. Scott. {Un*can ni*ness}, n. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — ► 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