Thesaurus

strange

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of strange

  1. 1 different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion the strange smell we'd noticed turned out, unhappily, to be from the dinner our host was making Synonyms of strange bizarre, bizarro, cranky, crazy, curious, eccentric, erratic, far-out, funky, funny, kinky, kooky (also kookie), offbeat, off-kilter, off-the-wall, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, remarkable, rum [chiefly British], screwy, spaced-out, odd, wacky (also whacky), way-out, weird, weirdo, wildWords Related to strange aberrant, abnormal, addlepated, flaky; extraordinary, fantastic (also fantastical), freak, freakish, freaky, phantasmagoric (or phantasmagorical), phenomenal; atypical, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted; conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, salient, striking; atrocious, outrageous, shocking; crotchety, idiosyncratic, nonconformist, nonmainstream, out-there, unconventional, unorthodox; baffling, bewildering, confounding, mystifying, perplexing, puzzlingNear Antonyms of strange average, commonplace, everyday, garden, normal, ordinary, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday; conformist, conservative, conventional; expected, familiar, knee-jerk, predictable; common, customary, frequent, habitual, regular, wonted

  2. 2 excitingly or mysteriously unusual strange fruits from faraway lands Synonyms of strange bizarro, fantastic (also fantastical), glamorous (also glamourous), marvelous (or marvellous), outlandish, romantic, exoticWords Related to strange colorful, picture-book, picturesque, quaint; alien, foreign; dark, distant, faraway, remote; alluring, captivating, enchanting, fascinating, magicalAntonyms of strange familiar, nonexotic, nonglamorous, plain-Jane, unexotic, unglamorous, unromantic

  3. 3 not known or experienced before using public transportation was all very strange to a rural girl like her Synonyms of strange fresh, novel, original, new, unaccustomed, unfamiliar, unheard-of, unknown, unprecedentedWords Related to strange innovative, unique; nontraditional, unconventional, untried, unused, unworn; pathbreaking, pioneering, trailblazingNear Antonyms of strange conventional, established, traditional, tried, tried-and-true; derivative, imitativeAntonyms of strange familiar, hackneyed, old, time-honored, tired, warmed-over

  4. 4 noticeably different from what is generally found or experienced a rather strange story about a garden filled with poisonous plants Synonyms of strange curious, extraordinary, funny, odd, offbeat, out-of-the-way, peculiar, queer, rare, singular, unusual, unaccustomed, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, weirdWords Related to strange bizarre, eccentric, far-out, kooky (also kookie), oddball, outlandish, outré, way-out; aberrant, abnormal, atypical, exceptional, irregular; newsworthy, notable, noteworthy, noticeable, particular, remarkable, specialNear Antonyms of strange unexceptional; expected, predictable; familiar, normal, regular, typicalAntonyms of strange common, ordinary, plain, usual

Synonym Discussion of strange

strange, singular, unique, peculiar, eccentric, erratic, odd, quaint, outlandish mean departing from what is ordinary, usual, or to be expected. strange stresses unfamiliarity and may apply to the foreign, the unnatural, the unaccountable.
    • a journey filled with strange sights
singular suggests individuality or puzzling strangeness.
    • a singular feeling of impending disaster
unique implies singularity and the fact of being without a known parallel.
    • a career unique in the annals of science
peculiar implies a marked distinctiveness.
    • the peculiar status of America's first lady
eccentric suggests a wide divergence from the usual or normal especially in behavior.
    • the eccentric eating habits of preschoolers
erratic stresses a capricious and unpredictable wandering or deviating.
    • a friend's suddenly erratic behavior
odd applies to a departure from the regular or expected.
    • an odd sense of humor
quaint suggests an old-fashioned but pleasant oddness.
    • a quaint fishing village
outlandish applies to what is uncouth, bizarre, or barbaric.
    • outlandish fashions of the time


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