freakish

adjective
freak·​ish | \ˈfrē-kish \

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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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 Piñeiro, whose freakish leg strength at 5-foot-11, 178 pounds helped him hit an 81-yard field goal during 2017 spring practices. Edgar Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Gators' specialists Johnny Townsend, Eddy Piñeiro end up with Oakland Raiders," 28 Apr. 2018 Early in the first quarter of Game 3 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night, LeBron James showed off his basketball IQ and freakish athleticism by throwing down an alley-oop — from himself. Aj Neuharth-keusch, USA TODAY, "Watch: LeBron James throws alley-oop to himself in Game 3 of NBA Finals," 6 June 2018 The Suns were not in position to overthink this pick, needing long-term help up front, and value his star potential and freakish athletic ability. Jeremy Woo, SI.com, "2018 NBA Mock Draft 11.0: Trade Rumors and Final Picks for Both Rounds," 21 June 2018 There’s still the clowns, the jugglers, the almost freakish things. Kathryn Shattuck, BostonGlobe.com, "Kevin Costner saddles up for a modern-day TV western," 10 June 2018 Chamberlain was the freakish 7-footer with gaudy statistics and a reputation as a ladies' man off the court. Jerry Brewer, chicagotribune.com, "In a time of chaos, 1968 was a breakout year for black athletes," 28 May 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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