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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The top movies of all time are almost exclusively American and disproportionately feature men and women in outlandish costumes wielding freakish powers. David French, National Review, "Why I Love Superhero Movies," 22 Aug. 2019 This freakish athlete is already 6-feet-5 and 245 pounds yet athletic enough to play running back. al, "The Southern 120: Counting down Nos. 61-90 of the South’s top Class of 2020 recruits," 19 Aug. 2019 Fictional beings capable of flight or freakish strength might seem hard to confuse with the real-world work of Buolamwini—whose abilities appear to be 100 percent human. Tom Simonite, WIRED, "It's Justice League vs. Algorithmic Justice League in Court," 9 Aug. 2019 At least, once Tim Lincecum stopped being so freakish. John Shea,, "Critical time for Giants, other teams to make tough calls on future," 27 July 2019 This freakish environment demands to be investigated, says Larry Esposito, a planetary scientist at the University of Colorado Boulder who has worked on several Venusian proposals. Robin George Andrews, Scientific American, "Burying CAESAR: How NASA Picks Winners—and Losers—in Space Exploration," 25 July 2019 As such, unspooling the history of this one freakish eruption may help scientists better understand others yet to come. Robin George Andrews, National Geographic, "Magma speed record set by Icelandic volcano," 23 July 2019 Nate Hairston, who lost his spot to Wilson halfway through the season last fall, looked rejuvenated during those same summer practices, and former Falcons second-round pick Jalen Collins is an intriguing talent with freakish physical gifts. Joel A. Erickson, Indianapolis Star, "Insider: 5 position battles to watch during Colts training camp," 14 July 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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of freakish

: very strange or abnormal

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