View Full Version : Canny? That's uncanny!

07-26-2001, 07:39 PM
Is it an "uncanny resemblance" or a "canny resemblance"?

What is canny?

07-26-2001, 08:20 PM
canny (adj):
1. cautious and shrewd
2. wise and well-informed

uncanny (adj):
1. mysterious and eerie, weird
2. so good, acute, etc. as to seem preternatural

07-26-2001, 11:07 PM
Canny is related to ken, knowledge. An uncanny resemblance is one that is beyond knowing or understanding how it could be such a close resemblance.

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