Uncanny – meaning of the word and examples

Having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary. (Dictionary.com)

Mysterious; arousing superstitious fear or dread; uncomfortably strange: (Dictionary.com)

Strange or mysterious; difficult or impossible to explain. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Seeming to have a super natural character or origin: Eerie, Mysterious. (Merriam – Webster)

Being beyond what is normal or expected suggesting superhuman or supernatural powers. (Merriam – Webster)

Strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

Is there an uncanny valley of virtual animals? A quantitative and qualitative investigation.

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1071581917301593

The Uncanny – Sigmund Freud.

https://commapress.co.uk/resources/online-short-stories/the-uncanny-sigmund-freud/

On the Psychology of the Uncanny. Ernst Jentsch

http://www.art3idea.psu.edu/locus/Jentsch_uncanny.pdf

Uncanny valley: why we find human-like robots and dolls so creepy. 

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/13/robots-human-uncanny-valley
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