freakish

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

Definition of freakish

2 : markedly strange or abnormal freakish appearance

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
Recent Examples on the Web Yet certain commentators have portrayed that turn of events as something freakish. Spencer Kornhaber, The Atlantic, 17 Nov. 2021 Doctors use electroconvulsive therapy to treat him, and Paxton's first and only treatment endows him with a freakish sixth sense that leads to uncommon, truly heroic experiences on the job. Courier Journal Staff, The Courier-Journal, 11 Nov. 2021 But there was nothing freakish about the pumpkins’ arrival. Liza Featherstone, The New Republic, 15 Oct. 2021 This year alone, hundreds of people died in the Pacific Northwest in extreme heat, while deaths rose after a seemingly freakish Texas ice storm because neither region was equipped to handle the unusual swings in temperature. Irina Ivanova, CBS News, 28 Oct. 2021 This and the high, squealing gales that afflict the shore together contribute to a freakish acceleration of the normal processes of decay. Anthony Haden-guest, Harper's Magazine, 26 Oct. 2021 Southpaw swingman with freakish finishing ability above the basket. Frank Urbina, USA TODAY, 23 Oct. 2021 And from a talent perspective, the Tennessee transfer flew around the field and used his freakish athletic ability to close quickly on the ball. Chris Solari, Detroit Free Press, 17 Oct. 2021 Jackson was unstoppable as usual with his freakish ability to change directions at full speed. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, 20 Sep. 2021

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First Known Use of freakish

1653, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of freakish was in 1653

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28 Nov 2021

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“Freakish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/freakish. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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freakish

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of freakish

: very strange or abnormal

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