Uncanny

[ uhn-kan-ee ]

Part of Speech

adjective

Definition

having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary

Origin + Etymology

Late 16th Century; English

originally Scots in the sense ‘relating to the occult, malicious’: from un-1 ‘not’ + canny

Synonyms

  • astonishing
  • astounding
  • eerie
  • exceptional
  • extraordinary
  • fantastic
  • incredible
  • remarkable
  • superhuman
  • supernatural

Antonyms

  • boring
  • common
  • conventional
  • dull
  • expected
  • natural
  • normal
  • ordinary

Example

She had uncanny accuracy in her weather forecast.

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