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un·can·ny

 (ŭn-kăn′ē)
adj. un·can·ni·er, un·can·ni·est
Mysterious or impossible to explain, especially when causing uneasiness or astonishment. See Synonyms at weird.

[un- + canny, fortunate, safe (obsolete).]

un·can′ni·ly adv.
un·can′ni·ness n.

uncanny

(ʌnˈkænɪ)
adj
1. characterized by apparently supernatural wonder, horror, etc
2. beyond what is normal or expected: an uncanny accuracy.
unˈcannily adv
unˈcanniness n

un•can•ny

(ʌnˈkæn i)

adj.
1. having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of spotting an opportunity.
2. mysterious; arousing fear or dread: Uncanny sounds filled the house.
[1590–1600]
un•can′ni•ly, adv.
un•can′ni•ness, n.
syn: See weird.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.uncanny - suggesting the operation of supernatural influencesuncanny - suggesting the operation of supernatural influences; "an eldritch screech"; "the three weird sisters"; "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"- John Galsworthy; "an unearthly light"; "he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry Kingsley
supernatural - not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings"
2.uncanny - surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will; "his uncanny sense of direction"
extraordinary - beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable; "extraordinary authority"; "an extraordinary achievement"; "her extraordinary beauty"; "enjoyed extraordinary popularity"; "an extraordinary capacity for work"; "an extraordinary session of the legislature"

uncanny

adjective
1. weird, strange, mysterious, queer, unearthly, eerie, supernatural, unnatural, spooky (informal), creepy (informal), eldritch (poetic), preternatural I had this uncanny feeling that Alice was warning me.
2. extraordinary, remarkable, incredible, unusual, fantastic, astonishing, exceptional, astounding, singular, miraculous, unheard-of, prodigious The hero bears an uncanny resemblance to Kirk Douglas.

uncanny

adjective
Of a mysteriously strange and usually frightening nature:
Informal: spooky.
Translations
شاذ، غَريبغَرِيب
podivnýzvláštní
forbløffendeuhyggelig
outohämmästyttävä
sablastan
dularfullurkynleguróhugnanleguróhugnanlegur, kynlegurundarlegur
薄気味悪い
신비로운
nejaukiai
mistiskssavāds
kuslig
แปลกจนไม่สามารถอธิบายได้
kì lạ

uncanny

[ʌnˈkænɪ] ADJ (uncannier (compar) (uncanniest (superl))) (= peculiar) → raro, extraño; (= ghostly) → misterioso
it's quite uncannyes extraordinario
it's uncanny how he does itno llego a comprender cómo lo hace
an uncanny resemblanceun asombroso parecido

uncanny

[ˌʌnˈkæni] adj [knack, ability, feeling, silence] → étrange; [resemblance] → étrange before n, troublant(e); [accuracy] → troublant(e)
He has an uncanny knack of being in the right place at the right time → Il a vraiment le chic pour être au bon endroit au bon moment., Il a ce don étrange d'être toujours au bon endroit au bon moment.
It's uncanny! → C'est troublant!
to bear an uncanny resemblance to sb → ressembler étrangement à qnuncared for [ʌnˈkɛərdfɔːr] adj
(= neglected) [person] → délaissé(e); [building, plant] → à l'abandon
(= unloved) → en mal d'amour

uncanny

adjunheimlich; it’s quite uncannydas ist geradezu unheimlich; to bear an uncanny resemblance to somebodyjdm auf unheimliche Weise ähnlich sehen

uncanny

[ʌnˈkænɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (knack, resemblance) → sconcertante; (sound, silence) → strano/a, inquietante

uncanny

(anˈkӕni) adjective
strange or mysterious. She looks so like her sister that it's quite uncanny.
unˈcannily adverb

uncanny

غَرِيب podivný forbløffende unheimlich μυστηριώδης asombroso outo étrange sablastan inquietante 薄気味悪い 신비로운 griezelig uhyggelig osobliwy estranho сверхъестественный kuslig แปลกจนไม่สามารถอธิบายได้ tekinsiz kì lạ 离奇的
References in classic literature ?
Ah, now I see how it is you know Shakespeare and everything, and have learned so much since you left school; which always seemed to me witchcraft before,--part of your general uncanniness," said Lucy.
There is a weirdness and uncanniness attaching to them.
Paying attention to these post-human entanglements, the article contributes to a critical reading of evictions and their unfolding, calling attention to two affective atmospheres that are key in their makings: that of uncanniness and that of inertia.
All of Superorganism's members are fascinated with big-budget studio pop, the type of music that toes the line between cheesy and moving, between perfection and uncanniness.
Though this orientation to mortality seems useful, it does not necessarily offer consolation to the characters or readers; even the best possible response to the inevitability of death cannot truly empty it of its terror and mystery, its essential uncanniness.
So I was thinking how can we use these digital environments, which are in themselves materially uncanny, to emphasise in a creative way the generative uncanniness of undertaking higher education, how it requires us to take new subject positions, develop new kinds of identities, learn and play in different kinds of spaces--literally and metaphorically.
One of the reasons I found Kaminski's show so moving and hauntingly familiar is that I'd experienced the same sense of uncanniness a few weeks after, when I saw the nightmarish animatronic productions in Sturtevant's House of Horrors (2010) in the basement of the Musee d'Arte Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
The work of Trefor Prest--in particular, his piece Requiem, which is used in the film to represent Robert's art--draws together a remarkable collection of images and tensions that serve to evoke Cox's canvas of ideas: the mechanistic and the organic, what is apparent and what is hidden, the haptic texture of the surface and the uncanniness of a secret viscerality, the mask and the authentic, the ticking of time, and the evocation of a magical or spiritual realm that lies outside of time.
Rather than examining what makes these robots uncanny--or whether such uncanniness is a bad thing--Wosk asks, "When these totally persuasive human doubles are created, what will be the troubling implications for both women and men?
To return to Freud, there is another kind of uncanniness at work here.
I argue that the film unwittingly points to the unstable role of the documentary in contemporary culture, and that its uncanniness is caused not merely by Nev's situation, but by the competing/doubled tropes of amateur video and professional documentary.
as we already know, this kind of uncanniness springs from its proximity to the castration complex.