Definition of Uncanny

1. Adjective. Suggesting the operation of supernatural influences. "He could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"

Exact synonyms: Eldritch, Unearthly, Weird
Similar to: Supernatural
Derivative terms: Weirdness



2. Adjective. Surpassing the ordinary or normal. "His uncanny sense of direction"
Exact synonyms: Preternatural
Similar to: Extraordinary

Definition of Uncanny

1. a. Not canny; unsafe; strange; weird; ghostly.

2. a. Not canny; unsafe; strange; weird; ghostly.

Definition of Uncanny

1. Adjective. strange, and mysteriously unsettling (as if supernatural); weird ¹

2. Adjective. (context: UK dialectal) Careless. ¹

3. Adjective. (psychology psychoanalysis Freud) Simultaneously familiar and foreign, often uncomfortably so; ''translation of Freud's German unheimlich ("no longer secret").'''''2011''', Espen Dahl, Hans-Gunter Heimbrock, ''In Between: The Holy Beyond Modern Dichotomies'', [ page 99], — [The uncanny is] something that was long familiar to the psyche and was estranged from it only through being repressed. The link with repression now illuminates Schelling?s definition of the uncanny as ‘something that should have remained hidden and has come into the open.’ (Freud: 2003, 147 f) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Uncanny

1. strange and inexplicable [adj -NIER, -NIEST]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Uncanny

uncamphorated
uncamping
uncamps
uncanceled
uncancelled
uncandid
uncandidly
uncandled
uncankered
uncanned
uncannier
uncanniest
uncannily
uncanniness
uncanninesses
uncanny (current term)
uncanny valley
uncanonical
uncanonically
uncanonize
uncanonized
uncanonizes
uncanonizing
uncanopied
uncap
uncapable
uncapableness
uncapacitated
uncape

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