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- 1. eldritch, weird, uncanny, unearthly, supernatural (vs. natural)
- usage: 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
- 2. preternatural, uncanny, extraordinary (vs. ordinary)
- usage: surpassing the ordinary or normal; "Beyond his preternatural affability there is some acid and some steel" - George Will; "his uncanny sense of direction"
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