Associations to the word «Uncanny»
UNCANNY, adjective. Strange, and mysteriously unsettling (as if supernatural); weird.
UNCANNY, adjective. (UK dialectal) Careless.
UNCANNY, adjective. (Can we clean up() this sense?) (psychology) (psychoanalysis) (Freud) Simultaneously familiar and foreign, often uncomfortably so; translation of Freud's usage of the German "unheimlich" (literally "unsecret").
UNCANNY VALLEY, noun. A range of appearances, mannerisms, and/or behaviors subtly different from humanoid in an otherwise humanoid figure that may cause negative reactions, such as fear, discomfort, or revulsion.
UNCANNY, adjective. 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.
UNCANNY, adjective. Surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will; "his uncanny sense of direction".
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.