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uncanny (adj) strange and mysterious.

Uncanny powers a person has are strange and cannot be explained or understood. An uncanny feeling is a feeling the cause of which you cannot explain. He had the uncanny power of knowing othersí minds. This means he somehow knew what was in othersí minds. How he had this power, if it is uncanny, even he cannot understand.

  • I had an uncanny feeling that somebody was watching. I had the feeling and I did not know how I had got the feeling. It was strange.
  • The manager had the uncanny knack of knowing where the problem lay. In any situation, he would lay his finger on the problem, without even studying the problem much.
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