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Overview of adj uncanny

The adj uncanny has 2 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly

(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)

2. preternatural, uncanny

(surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will; "his uncanny sense of direction")

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