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uncanny

[ uhn-kan-ee ]
/ ʌnˈkæn i /
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adjective
having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of foreseeing trouble.
mysterious; arousing superstitious fear or dread; uncomfortably strange: Uncanny sounds filled the house.
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Origin of uncanny

First recorded in 1590–1600; un-1 + canny

synonym study for uncanny

2. See weird.

OTHER WORDS FROM uncanny

un·can·ni·ly, adverbun·can·ni·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for uncanny

uncanny
/ (ʌnˈkænɪ) /

adjective
characterized by apparently supernatural wonder, horror, etc
beyond what is normal or expectedan uncanny accuracy

Derived forms of uncanny

uncannily, adverbuncanniness, noun
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