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Remarkable vs. Uncanny

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Remarkableadjective

Worthy of being remarked or noted; notable

Uncannyadjective

Strange, and mysteriously unsettling (as if supernatural); weird.

‘He bore an uncanny resemblance to the dead sailor.’;

Remarkableadjective

uncommon; unusual

Uncannyadjective

Careless.

Remarkableadjective

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.’;

Uncannynoun

Something that is simultaneously familiar and strange, typically leading to feelings of discomfort; translation of Freud's usage of the German "unheimlich" (literally "unsecret").

Remarkableadjective

unusual or striking;

‘a remarkable sight’; ‘such poise is singular in one so young’;

Uncannyadjective

Not canny; unsafe; strange; weird; ghostly.

Remarkableadjective

worthy of notice;

‘a noteworthy fact is that her students rarely complain’; ‘a remarkable achievement’;

Uncannyadjective

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’;

Uncannyadjective

beyond what is natural;

‘his uncanny sense of direction’;

Uncannyadjective

strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way

‘an uncanny feeling that she was being watched’;

Uncanny

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.

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