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He had this uncanny ability to slide tackle. The Sun (2016)Nonetheless, it has an uncanny ability to disturb. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Either that, or something uncanny had gone on in the hours between her being snapped at an afternoon perfume launch and the moment she left. The Sun (2016)He has an uncanny resemblance to the famous older horror writer. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Their uncanny and unfailing ability to make life as difficult as possible for themselves. The Sun (2013)There was something uncanny about that shouting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They have an uncanny knack of toppling the walls that society or circumstance build between people. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Again he read her with uncanny accuracy. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)People these days have an uncanny ability to smell deceit of any kind. Christianity Today (2000)And yet there was something uncanny about the meeting. The English Civil War: A People's History (2006)He has an uncanny knack of noticing things that seem to have happened yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has this uncanny ability to understand the periodic table. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It seems that marathons have an uncanny knack of being run on the hottest days of the year. Great Sporting Failures (1993)He just has that uncanny knack of knowing where to stand to get his chance and taking it. The Sun (2014)They were mopping up after a crisis that bore an uncanny resemblance to the one we lived through recently. Times, Sunday Times (2014)You have an almost uncanny feeling. Times, Sunday Times (2015)There's an uncanny feeling of déjà vu. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)It's almost uncanny how similar they are as bodies in motion. Times, Sunday Times (2010)His reading of poetry was vast, his memory for it almost uncanny. Times, Sunday Times (2012)She has an uncanny ability to understand my mood - she just gets me. The Sun (2011)He has an uncanny feeling for being in the right spot at the right time and the opposing goalkeeper can only watch and cry. The Sun (2016)His reading of the game was almost uncanny at times and he always seemed to be in the right place at the right time. The Sun (2013)There is an uncanny resemblance. The Sun (2014)Must have been pretty intense,' he suggested with uncanny accuracy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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British English: uncanny /ʌnˈkænɪ/ ADJECTIVE
If something is uncanny, it is strange and difficult to explain.
I had this uncanny feeling that I was seeing the future.
- American English: uncanny
- Arabic: غَرِيب
- Brazilian Portuguese: estranho
- Chinese: 离奇的
- Croatian: sablastan
- Czech: podivný
- Danish: forbløffende
- Dutch: griezelig
- European Spanish: asombroso extraño
- Finnish: outo pelottava
- French: étrange
- German: unheimlich
- Greek: μυστηριώδης
- Italian: inquietante
- Japanese: 薄気味悪い
- Korean: 신비로운
- Norwegian: uhyggelig
- Polish: osobliwy
- European Portuguese: estranho
- Romanian: ciudat
- Russian: сверхъестественный
- Spanish: asombroso
- Swedish: kuslig
- Thai: แปลกจนไม่สามารถอธิบายได้
- Turkish: tekinsiz
- Ukrainian: моторошний
- Vietnamese: kì lạ
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