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 for uncanny
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Uncanny \Un*can"ny\, a.
     Not canny; unsafe; strange; weird; ghostly. --Sir W. Scott.
     -- Un*can"ni*ness, n. --G. Eliot.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: suggesting the operation of supernatural influences; "an
             eldritch screech"; "the three weird sisters";
             "stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures"-
             John Galsworthy; "an unearthly light"; "he could hear the
             unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din"- Henry
             Kingsley [syn: eldritch, weird, uncanny,
      2: surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural
         affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will;
         "his uncanny sense of direction" [syn: preternatural,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "uncanny":
     awe-inspiring, awesome, awful, awing, bizarre, blue, cadaverous,
     corpselike, creepy, deadly, deathlike, deathly, deathly pale,
     eerie, eldritch, ghastly, ghostlike, ghostly, grisly, gruesome,
     haggard, livid, lurid, macabre, mortuary, mysterious, numinous,
     pale, spookish, spooky, superhuman, supernormal, unco, uncolike,
     unearthly, unnatural, wan, weird

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