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([1]) 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.

Dictionary definition

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".

Wise words

Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mohandas Gandhi