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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. suggesting the operation of supernatural influences;
- Example: "an eldritch screech"
- Example: "the three weird sisters"
- Example: "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy
- Example: "an unearthly light"
- Example: "he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
[syn: eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly]

2. surpassing the ordinary or normal;
- Example: "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will;
- Example: "his uncanny sense of direction"
[syn: preternatural, uncanny]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Uncanny \Un*can"ny\, a. Not canny; unsafe; strange; weird; ghostly. --Sir W. Scott. -- Un*can"ni*ness, n. --G. Eliot. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

uncanny adj 1: 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 [syn: eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly] 2: surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will; "his uncanny sense of direction" [syn: preternatural, uncanny]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "uncanny": awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing, bizarre, blue, cadaverous, corpselike, creepy, deadly, deathlike, deathly, deathly pale, eerie, eldritch, ghastly, ghostlike, ghostly, grisly, gruesome, haggard, livid, lurid, macabre, mortuary, mysterious, numinous, pale, spookish, spooky, superhuman, supernormal, unco, uncolike, unearthly, unnatural, wan, weird