[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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
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,
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,
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