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uncanny is a synonym of eerie

adjective [ uhn-kan-ee ]

uncanny is another word for eerie

✅  Eerie is the best word to describe something strange or spooky, especially when it makes you feel uncomfortable or uneasy (There was an eerie silence).

✅  Uncanny is the best word to describe something weird that seems to break the ‘rules’ of the given situation, often by doing something it shouldn’t be able to do (She had an uncanny ability to know where I was at all times).

✅  Eerie usually suggests something inexplainable, especially something that makes you feel inexplicably afraid (an eerie glow). Uncanny usually suggests something that is so unusual or strange that it seems supernatural (The resemblance was uncanny).

✅  Eerie is most often used to describe places and atmospheres, while uncanny can be used more generally (It felt eerie in the empty house; The dog moved with uncanny speed).

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property is a synonym of quality

noun [ prop-er-tee ]

property is another word for quality

✅  Quality is the best word to use to refer to a characteristic that shapes someone or something’s nature or behavior (The painting had a luminous quality).

✅  Quality can apply to people and to things (the qualities of a precious gemstone; a courageous quality), and can be innate or acquired.

✅  Property refers to essential characteristics that are only found in the constitution or behavior of things (the chemical properties of alcohol; the beneficial properties of vitamins).

✅  Due to the more limited meaning of property, a thing will have a set number, while the number of qualities of a thing or person tends to be immeasurable.

Each of these synonyms for property has different qualities!

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valiant is a synonym of brave

adjective [ val-yuhnt ]

valiant is another word for brave

✅  Brave is the perfect word to describe someone who shows courage in the face of threat (brave first-responders).

✅  Valiant also describes courage in the face of threat, but coupled with deeds of extreme strength or endurance because or as part of that courage (It was a valiant effort to pull him from the icy water).

✅  Someone who is valiant can also be described as brave, and the two words can be used synonymously (brave souls; a valiant warrior).

✅  However, valiant emphasizes difficult and dangerous deeds, especially when they benefit someone other than yourself (He was remembered as a valiant defender of the weak).

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