uncanny

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uncanny

Pronunciation /ʌnˈkani/
adjective uncannier, uncanniest
Strange or mysterious, especially in an unsettling way.

Origin
Late 16th century (originally Scots in the sense ‘relating to the occult, malicious’): from un-‘not’ + canny.

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It is uncanny how difficult it can be to deal with a day off from work. Sometimes you just feel boxed in.

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