Uncanny Definition

ŭn-kănē
uncanniest
adjective
uncanniest
Mysterious or impossible to explain, especially when causing uneasiness or astonishment.
American Heritage
Mysterious or unfamiliar, esp. in such a way as to frighten or make uneasy; preternaturally strange; eerie; weird.
Webster's New World
So remarkable, acute, etc. as to seem preternatural.
Uncanny shrewdness.
Webster's New World

(UK dialectal) Careless.

Wiktionary

(psychology, psychoanalysis, Freud) Simultaneously familiar and foreign, often uncomfortably so; translation of Freud's German unheimlich ("no longer secret").

Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Uncanny

Adjective

Base Form:
uncanny
Comparative:
uncannier
Superlative:
uncanniest

Origin of Uncanny

  • From un- +"Ž canny; thus “beyond one's ken," or outside one's familiar knowledge or perceptions.

    From Wiktionary

  • un– canny fortunate, safe (obsolete)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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