It was bizarre, say students—even for a professor who gets off (excuse the pun) on controversy.
Some of these “religions” have beliefs and practices that border on the bizarre and disturbing.
The McDaniel campaign has already attracted national headlines for a series of bizarre incidents.
1640s, from French bizarre "odd, fantastic" (16c.), originally "handsome, brave," perhaps from Basque bizar "a beard" (the notion being of bearded Spanish soldiers making a strange impression on the French); alternative etymology traces it to Italian bizarro "angry, fierce, irascible," from bizza "fit of anger."