freakish

[free-kish]
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adjective

queer; odd; unusual; grotesque: a freakish appearance.
whimsical; capricious: freakish behavior.

Nearby words

  1. freak of nature,
  2. freak out,
  3. freak show,
  4. freak-out,
  5. freaking,
  6. freakishly,
  7. freaky,
  8. freckle,
  9. freckle-faced,
  10. freckled

Origin of freakish

First recorded in 1645–55; freak1 + -ish1

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British Dictionary definitions for freakishly

freakish

adjective

of, related to, or characteristic of a freak; abnormal or unusual
unpredictable or changeablefreakish weather
Derived Formsfreakishly, adverbfreakishness, noun

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Word Origin and History for freakishly

freakish

adj.

1650s, "capricious," from freak (n.) + -ish. Meaning "grotesque" is recorded from 1805. Related: Freakishly; freakishness.

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