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Definition of uncanny adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1strange and difficult to explain synonym weird
  2. 2 I had an uncanny feeling I was being watched. It was really uncanny, almost as if she knew what I was thinking. He has an uncanny knack of being able to see immediately where the problem lies.
adverb He looked uncannily like someone I knew.
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