Synonyms for uncanny

Synonyms for (adj) uncanny

Synonyms: eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly

Definition: suggesting the operation of supernatural influences

Usage: 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

Similar words: supernatural

Definition: not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material

Usage: supernatural forces and occurrences and beings

Synonyms: uncanny, preternatural

Definition: surpassing the ordinary or normal

Usage: Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel - George Will; his uncanny sense of direction

Similar words: extraordinary

Definition: beyond what is ordinary or usual; highly unusual or exceptional or remarkable

Usage: extraordinary authority; an extraordinary achievement; her extraordinary beauty; enjoyed extraordinary popularity; an extraordinary capacity for work; an extraordinary session of the legislature

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