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Meaning & Definition of Uncanny in English





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
  • 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"
  • preternatural
  • ,
  • uncanny

Examples of using

The resemblance between these two men is uncanny.
The resemblance is uncanny.
She bears an uncanny resemblance to Marilyn Monroe.