Worthy of being remarked or noted; notable
Strange, and mysteriously unsettling (as if supernatural); weird.
‘He bore an uncanny resemblance to the dead sailor.’;
Worthy of being remarked or noticed; noticeable; conspicuous; hence, uncommon; extraordinary.
‘'T is remarkable, that theyTalk most who have the least to say.’; ‘There is nothing left remarlableBeneath the visiting moon.’;
Something that is simultaneously familiar and strange, typically leading to feelings of discomfort; translation of Freud's usage of the German "unheimlich" (literally "unsecret").
unusual or striking;
‘a remarkable sight’; ‘such poise is singular in one so young’;
Not canny; unsafe; strange; weird; ghostly.
worthy of notice;
‘a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain’; ‘a remarkable achievement’;
suggesting the operation of supernatural influences;
‘an eldritch screech’; ‘the three weird sisters’; ‘stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures’; ‘an unearthly light’; ‘he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din’;
beyond what is natural;
‘his uncanny sense of direction’;
strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way
‘an uncanny feeling that she was being watched’;
The uncanny is the psychological experience of something as strangely familiar, rather than simply mysterious. It may describe incidents where a familiar thing or event is encountered in an unsettling, eerie, or taboo context.Ernst Jentsch set out the concept of the uncanny later elaborated on by Sigmund Freud in his 1919 essay Das Unheimliche, which explores the eeriness of dolls and waxworks.