The definition of uncanny refers to something odd, mysterious or unexpected that makes you feel uneasy.adjective
An example of uncanny is when someone looks almost exactly like your spouse.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- mysterious or unfamiliar, esp. in such a way as to frighten or make uneasy; preternaturally strange; eerie; weird
- so remarkable, acute, etc. as to seem preternatural: uncanny shrewdness
Origin: see un- & canny
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adjective un·can·ni·er, un·can·ni·est
- Peculiarly unsettling, as if of supernatural origin or nature; eerie. See Synonyms at weird.
- So keen and perceptive as to seem preternatural.
Origin: un-1 + canny, fortunate, safe (obsolete).
- un·canˈni·ly adverb
- un·canˈni·ness noun