uncanny


uncanny

adjective

  1. having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of foreseeing trouble.
  2. mysterious; arousing superstitious fear or dread; uncomfortably strange: Uncanny sounds filled the house.

adjective

  1. characterized by apparently supernatural wonder, horror, etc
  2. beyond what is normal or expectedan uncanny accuracy

adj.1590s, “mischievous;” 1773 in the sense of “associated with the supernatural,” originally Scottish and northern English, from un- (1) “not” + canny.

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