as in bizarre
different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion always has a somewhat weird opinion of what's happening in the news

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weird feeling
peculiar feeling
unusual feeling
odd feeling
strange feeling
bizarre feeling
weird noises
mysterious noises
creepy noises
strange noises
bizarre noises
obscure noises
a weird look
an awkward look
a confused look
an uneasy look
an unfamiliar look

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How is the word weird distinct from other similar adjectives?

The words eerie and uncanny are common synonyms of weird. While all three words mean "mysteriously strange or fantastic," weird may imply an unearthly or supernatural strangeness or it may stress peculiarity or oddness.

weird creatures from another world

When would eerie be a good substitute for weird?

While in some cases nearly identical to weird, eerie suggests an uneasy or fearful consciousness that mysterious and malign powers are at work.

an eerie calm preceded the bombing raid

When might uncanny be a better fit than weird?

The meanings of uncanny and weird largely overlap; however, uncanny implies disquieting strangeness or mysteriousness.

an uncanny resemblance between total strangers


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“Weird.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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