uncanny means: It is difficult to understand or mysterious, particularly when it causes uneasiness and astonishment. synonym : Strange . (in Merlin Dictionary)

What else does uncanny mean?

  • Freudian concepts of the Uncanny refer to situations in which something is familiar but foreign. This can lead to a sensation of being uncomfortable with strangeness. The paradoxical nature that an object can be both attracted to and repulsed at the same moment makes the uncanny seem familiar but strange. This causes cognitive dissonance in the person experiencing it. As one might rather rationalize than reject the object, this cognitive dissonance can often lead to outright rejection. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Milagros King)
  • Feeling odd, but unable to explain why. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Baldomero Ibáñez)
  • Freud specifically refers to an Uncanny aspect that is derived from German Etymology. He compares the German word unheimlich to its base term heimlich, which means “concealed hidden in secret”, and suggests that this creates a sense of shame, disgust, and even pious reverence. The taboo status of an item can lead to the assumption that it is not visible to the public. The hidden item must pose a danger and be considered an abomination, especially if it is sexually explicit. The Uncanny, in essence, is our unconscious reminder of our Id. It’s our suppressed and forbidden impulses that are perceived as a threat by our superego, which fears symbol castration for violating societal norms. The items and people we project our repressed urges onto become an uncanny threat to ourselves, freaks and monsters that are akin fairy-tale folk-devils and are often blamed for many of the perceived misfortunes, calamities and diseases. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Francesc Gallardo)
  • This is cool, weird, funny, amazing, killer,ill, all in one. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Cael Snow)
  • Being able to do things that are not possible with a can. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Riley Briggs)
  • The Greatest CrackWhore ever to walk the streets. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Casiano García)
  • A person known as Uncanny steals money through spamming. (in Slang Dictionary, added by Amani Shaffer)