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)


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


The Uncanny – Sigmund Freud.


On the Psychology of the Uncanny. Ernst Jentsch


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


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