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uncanny uncannily
strange or mysterious
  • How to Memorize
    • uncanny - strange
  • Analysis

    Something described as being ‘uncanny’ goes beyond what is normal or expected, making it difficult or impossible to explain. In that way, it can also be associated with the supernatural. The most common usage of the term is to denote something, such as a resemblance or ability, that is unusual in an unsettling way.

  • Exam DBSpoken DBOther
    Synonymsremarkablebizarre, preternatural,
    Antonymstypical, customary, unexceptional,
  • Example(s)
    1. Stephen looks so much like Will that they could be brothers. The resemblance is uncanny.

    2. Lisa has an uncanny ability to read people. That’s why she’s such a great salesperson.

    3. The plot of the old novel is uncannily similar to the situation we are experiencing in the present.