Definition of uncanny adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ʌnˈkæni//
; NAmE NAmE//ʌnˈkæni//
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strange and difficult to explain synonym weird I had an uncanny feeling I was being watched. It was uncanny really, almost as if she knew what I was thinking. He has an uncanny knack of being able to see immediately where the problem lies. She bore a quite uncanny resemblance to my Auntie Elsie. Word Originlate 16th cent. (originally Scots in the sense ‘relating to the occult, malicious’): from un- ‘not’ + canny.
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