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Definition 1: surpassing the ordinary or normal - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where uncanny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel
  • his uncanny sense of direction

Synonyms for uncanny in the sense of this definition

(uncanny is similar to ...) beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

"extraordinary authority" "an extraordinary achievement" "her extraordinary beauty" "enjoyed extraordinary popularity" "an extraordinary capacity for work" "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

Definition 2: suggesting the operation of supernatural influences - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where uncanny or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • an eldritch screech
  • the three weird sisters
  • stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures
  • an unearthly light
  • he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din

Synonyms for uncanny in the sense of this definition

(uncanny is similar to ...) not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material

"supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"

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