freakish

adjective
freak·​ish | \ ˈfrē-kish How to pronounce freakish (audio) \

Definition of freakish

2 : markedly strange or abnormal freakish appearance

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Other Words from freakish

freakishly adverb
freakishness noun

Examples of freakish in a Sentence

a freakish twist of fate had a freakish roommate in college who once decided to drive all the way to Canada on the spur of the moment

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Just two years before Apollo 11, three astronauts died in a freakish fire during a capsule test at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Anchorage Daily News, "How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.," 23 June 2019 Just two years before Apollo 11, three astronauts died in a freakish fire during a capsule test at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Anchorage Daily News, "How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time.," 23 June 2019 Just two years before Apollo 11, three astronauts died in a freakish fire during a capsule test at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Washington Post, al.com, "How did NASA put men on the moon? One harrowing step at a time," 19 June 2019 What made him a champion was his freakish ability to balance a car on the knife’s edge of its physical limits longer than anyone else. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Racing With Mindful Abandon," 4 May 2019 While Florida's snakes are quite large, they've been known to balloon up to freakish proportions across the world, in their native Asian habitats: One python captured in Malaysia in 2016 notched a length of around 26 feet. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Researchers Capture the Biggest Snake Ever Found in the Florida Everglades," 8 Apr. 2019 The two-person group, comprised of Dalton and her partner Steven Raj Bhaskaran, are known for their freakish, otherworldly visuals on Instagram. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Fecal Matter Has Made Its Photoshopped Skin Shoes Into Actual Wearable Heels—And They're $10,000," 24 Oct. 2018 Itinerancy, combined with their freakish distinction as the children of two movie stars, set them apart. Alexandra Styron, Town & Country, "Pop's Stars: Paul Newman's Daughters Now," 31 Dec. 2012 Admittedly, Spain were on the wrong end of a rather freakish result in that tournament. SI.com, "Spain Are Back! Why the Last 3 Major Tournaments Aren't a Blip for Football's Great Underachievers," 5 July 2018

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First Known Use of freakish

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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freakish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of freakish

: very strange or abnormal

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