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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Mysterious. Also: So good as to seem unnatural.

Usage examples (39)
  • It was uncanny how it rained when we were the least prepared for it.
  • And Roboticist Masahiro Mori used the term uncanny valley to describe the disconcerting reaction people had to robots as they became more human-like in their appearance.
  • In fact, in so far as the uncanny is also a signifier to which a real world referent can be attached we might be even more dubious.
  • In our lit-crit terminology, this unsettling aspect of the "uncanny" is the implicity of a boulomaic modality of "should not have happened". for more
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