Word of the Day: Uncanny
Uncanny (ŭn-kăn’ē) is an adjective used to describe things that are strange and disturbing, to the point that they appear to have a supernatural origin. One informal synonym is spooky.
Spinoza was uncanny, both personally and philosophically. He wore a signet ring reminding him to be cautious, in contrast to the flamboyant Shelley, whose own ring proclaimed that the good time would come. (NY Times)
Apple is at it again — making TV ads that bear an uncanny resemblance to music videos. (Wired.com)
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