Definitions for uncannyʌnˈkæn i
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eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly(adj)
suggesting the operation of supernatural influences
"an eldritch screech"; "the three weird sisters"; "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy; "an unearthly light"; "he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
surpassing the ordinary or normal
"Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will; "his uncanny sense of direction"
strange, and mysteriously unsettling (as if supernatural); weird
He bore an uncanny resemblance to the dead sailor.
Simultaneously familiar and foreign, often uncomfortably so; translation of Freud's German unheimlich ("no longer secret").
Origin: From ; thus “beyond one′s ken,” or outside one′s familiar knowledge or perceptions.
not canny; unsafe; strange; weird; ghostly
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They said he resembled the guy in the video, so there was a resemblance. It wasn't an uncanny resemblance.
His long career has been marked by his incredible ideological flexibility an uncanny ability to twist and bend with the political wind.
To fully comprehend the term 'love', you have to imagine, to suppress the possible boundaries visible to a naked eye. Because love is - uncanny.
I had an uncanny feeling when I first saw them, i decided to work on 'Tokyo Parrots,' a project that captures a surreal and extraordinary urban landscape.
We're hemorrhaging information at a dizzying rate, evidenced by the uncanny similarity of some of our potential adversaries' new platforms to those we've been developing.
Translations for uncanny
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- zvláštní, záhadný, tajemný, zlověstný, podivný, tajuplnýCzech
- unheimliche, unheimlichGerman
- perturbante, misteriosoSpanish
- outo, hämmästyttäväFinnish
- déroutante, déroutantFrench
- dularfullur, óhugnanlegur, kynlegur, undarlegurIcelandic
- strano, sinistro, angosciante, sconcertante, perturbante, bizzarro, inquietante, curiosoItalian
- griezelig, mysterieusDutch
- жу́ткий, сверхъесте́ственныйRussian
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