uncanny


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Synonyms for uncanny

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of a mysteriously strange and usually frightening nature

Synonyms for uncanny

suggesting the operation of supernatural influences

surpassing the ordinary or normal

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I knew that I could meet death bravely enough if it but came in the form of some familiar beast or man--anything other than the hideous and uncanny Mahars.
We have killed too many of them," and he looked about on the ground where many of the uncanny creatures were still twitching in the death struggle.
The men of Torquas had perfected huge guns with which their uncanny marksmanship had permitted them to repulse the few determined efforts that near-by red nations had made to explore their country by means of battle fleets of airships.
With unerring precision that was almost uncanny she could track the largest or the smallest beast to his hiding place.
Instantly I sprang toward it to wrench it open again, for something in the uncanny movement of the thing and the tense and almost palpable silence of the chamber seemed to portend a lurking evil lying hidden in this rock-bound chamber within the bowels of the Golden Cliffs.
The presence of the uncanny creatures of the court of mystery had become known to the Malay and he used this knowledge as an argument to foment discord and mutiny in the ignorant and superstitious crew under his command.
Behind her came Taug, warily and with many pauses and much bluster, and still behind him came other bulls, snarling ferociously and uttering their uncanny challenges.
With their uncanny marksmanship they raked the on-coming fleet with volley after volley.
Indeed, they had all seemed remarkably taciturn, and when they did speak, endowed with very uncanny voices.
He was a brave man, but he had felt the short hairs bristle upon the nape of his neck when that uncanny cry rose upon the air.
It was cold and uncanny in the rapid current in the middle of the stream, and the Uhlans caught hold of one another as they fell off their horses.
And quickly the light burst upon me with dazzling brightness, illuminating and explaining all that had been weird and uncanny and unnaturally impossible in my dream experiences.
"Yes, there is something uncanny, devilish and fascinating in her," Kitty said to herself.