strange

[ streynj ]
/ streɪndʒ /

adjective, strang·er, strang·est.

adverb

in a strange manner.

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Origin of strange

1250–1300; Middle English < Old French estrange < Latin extrāneus; see extraneous

SYNONYMS FOR strange

1 bizarre, singular, abnormal, anomalous. Strange, peculiar, odd, queer refer to that which is out of the ordinary. Strange implies that the thing or its cause is unknown or unexplained; it is unfamiliar and unusual: a strange expression. That which is peculiar mystifies, or exhibits qualities not shared by others: peculiar behavior. That which is odd is irregular or unconventional, and sometimes approaches the bizarre: an odd custom. Queer sometimes adds to odd the suggestion of something abnormal and eccentric: queer in the head.
6 aloof.

ANTONYMS FOR strange

4–6 familiar.

OTHER WORDS FROM strange

strange·ly, adverbun·strange, adjectiveun·strange·ly, adverbun·strange·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for strangest

strange
/ (streɪndʒ) /

adjective

adverb

not standard in a strange manner

Derived forms of strange

strangely, adverb

Word Origin for strange

C13: from Old French estrange, from Latin extrāneus foreign; see extraneous
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