uncannily


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.uncannily - in an uncanny manner; "uncannily human robots"
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Translations
بصورَةٍ غَريبَه
záhadně
forbløffende
óhugnanlega
záhadne
acayip şekilde

uncannily

[ʌnˈkænɪlɪ] ADVmisteriosamente
it is uncannily like the other onetiene un asombroso parecido con el otro, se parece extraordinariamente al otro
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

uncannily

[ˌʌnˈkænɪli] adv
[similar, quiet, accurate] → étrangement
[resemble, coincide, fit] → d'une manière troublante
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

uncannily

advunheimlich; his guesses are uncannily accuratees ist unheimlich or nicht ganz geheuer, wie genau er alles errät; to look uncannily like somebody/somethingjdm/einer Sache auf unheimliche Weise ähnlich sehen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

uncannily

[ʌnˈkænɪlɪ] advstraordinariamente, incredibilmente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

uncanny

(anˈkӕni) adjective
strange or mysterious. She looks so like her sister that it's quite uncanny.
unˈcannily adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Opening his blinded eyes, Levin gazed through the thick veil of rain that separated him now from the copse, and to his horror the first thing he saw was the green crest of the familiar oak-tree in the middle of the copse uncannily changing its position.
She was nearly as strong as I, and uncannily clever at all boys' sports.
The blacks who had witnessed his advent looked on in amazement as they saw the naked giant leap easily into the branches of the tree from whence he had dropped so uncannily upon the scene, and vanish as he had come, bearing away their prisoner with him.
The sound of his voice echoed uncannily through the homelike hush, and he repeated: "There is something I've got to tell you .
Some of them resembled the corpse we had found upon the narrow beach against Caprona's sea-wall, while others were of a still lower type, more nearly resembling the apes, and yet others were uncannily manlike, standing there erect, being less hairy and possessing better shaped heads.
The other eye, scarcely larger than a squirrel's and as uncannily bright, twisted up obliquely into the hairy scar of a bone-crushed eyebrow.
BROOKLYN Beckham shares this cute photo with new girl Hana Cross - and there's something "pout" her that is uncannily similar to his mum.
Here We Go Again' costars Cher and Seyfried looked uncannily like Rapunzel and Mother Gothel from the 2010 Disney film 'Tangled.'
There are 10 versions of British voices available, including "child", "Indian-British" and one that sounds uncannily like the Queen.
Many also say that the siblings who never met look uncannily alike.
From a country known and feared for its fast bowlers who just keep on coming, a young boy has emerged with a bowling action uncannily similar to Pakistani swing legend Wasim Akram.
Watching Connie Shiau dance feels uncannily similar to watching a cat attack its prey.