freakish

[free-kish]
adjective
1.
queer; odd; unusual; grotesque: a freakish appearance.
2.
whimsical; capricious: freakish behavior.

Origin:
1645–55; freak1 + -ish1

freakishly, adverb
freakishness, noun
unfreakish, adjective
unfreakishly, adverb
unfreakishness, noun
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freakish (ˈfriːkɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  of, related to, or characteristic of a freak; abnormal or unusual
2.  unpredictable or changeable: freakish weather
 
'freakishly
 
adv
 
'freakishness
 
n

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freakish
1650s, from freak + -ish. Related: Freakishly.
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Example sentences
The real humanitarian fiasco is not the inadequate preparation of these
  nations, and many others, for freakish catastrophes.
They find themselves inadequate so they attempt to compensate with freakish
  behaviors in the name of self expression.
And their pretensions at seriousness have looked freakish and comical for quite
  some time now.
Indeed, it is somewhat freakish, and musicians usually have no idea how to
  exploit such a phenomenon to its best advantage.
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