queer; odd; unusual; grotesque: a freakish appearance.
whimsical; capricious: freakish behavior.
- freak·ish·ly, adverb
- freak·ish·ness, noun
- un·freak·ish, adjective
- un·freak·ish·ly, adverb
- un·freak·ish·ness, noun
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How to use freakish in a sentence
Nonetheless, the motley crew he assembled doesn’t quite know how to feel about his departure, given that they loved him for his kindness and protection, and hated him for turning them into his freakish do-gooder experiments in the first place.‘Doom Patrol’ Is the Craziest DC Superhero Adventure Yet | Nick Schager | September 23, 2021 | The Daily Beast
The control-freakish ways of Team Cuomo came into focus earlier this week, when New York Law Journal reporter Ryan Tarinelli asked the governor whether he’d resign if an ongoing investigation under James found that he’d sexually harassed women.Cuomo sidelines major media players in remote press conferences | Erik Wemple | April 23, 2021 | Washington Post
Wardrobe malfunctions are common, with private parts dangling out of pants because clothing is layered on top of your freakish computer model of a character.
The images look unsettling and freakish—nothing like the hyperrealistic deepfakes generated by GANs—but they might demonstrate a promising new direction for achieving more generalizable intelligence, and perhaps smarter robots as well.These weird, unsettling photos show that AI is getting smarter | Karen Hao | September 25, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
The result can be a freakish tendency to see human expressions where none exist.
Then there are those who have strong vocals, but have yet to ascend to massive career success or freakish mainstream popularity.
Carnival by Rawi Hage A cab driver roams an unnamed city as its rambling poet of the freakish and weird.
Reading Aftermath is like having a flashback to the freakish experience of living through your own death.
Luckily for other potential Taser victims, the makers of the device dubbed the incident “beyond freakish.”Underage Victims, Grandmother Assault: 8 Most Outrageous Taser Moments | Sarah Hedgecock | August 2, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Daily Beast maps where the past month's freakish incidents have gone down.
Rosa was a spoiled, wayward child, freakish and mischievous, to whom liberty was too dear to be resigned without a sigh.At Last | Marion Harland
For it was already being borne in upon me that freakish chance had swept me into the orbit of the thing we spell Romance.The Pirate of Panama | William MacLeod Raine
The face and head were freakish—monstrous; and yet, somehow, over it rested an expression of infinite wisdom and calm.Astounding Stories, July, 1931 | Various
In aristocratic gatherings, the freakish whims of the almost forgotten Nadina Lubimoff were brought to memory and discussed again.The Enemies of Women | Vicente Blasco Ibez
For weeks now his life had been in ferment, his moods as freakish as the wind.Kenny | Leona Dalrymple
British Dictionary definitions for freakish
of, related to, or characteristic of a freak; abnormal or unusual
unpredictable or changeable: freakish weather
- freakishly, adverb
- freakishness, noun
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