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freakish

[free-kish] /ˈfri kɪʃ/
adjective
1.
queer; odd; unusual; grotesque:
a freakish appearance.
2.
whimsical; capricious:
freakish behavior.
Origin of freakish
1645-1655
1645-55; freak1 + -ish1
Related forms
freakishly, adverb
freakishness, noun
unfreakish, adjective
unfreakishly, adverb
unfreakishness, noun
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  • But he abandoned that trend, freakishly, the very next moment.

  • Looked at close-to, it is merely a flimsy building of wood, freakishly architected, and painted an indifferent white.

    Through Arctic Lapland Cutcliffe Hyne
  • "I'm not so sure," said Sally, freakishly tossing her head and laughing.

    The Pearl of Orr's Island Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • She wrote slowly, freakishly, having her maiden will; and it seemed to me still a week to a letter as she signed.

    The Way of a Man Emerson Hough
British Dictionary definitions for freakishly

freakish

/ˈfriːkɪʃ/
adjective
1.
of, related to, or characteristic of a freak; abnormal or unusual
2.
unpredictable or changeable: freakish weather
Derived Forms
freakishly, adverb
freakishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for freakishly

freakish

adj.

1650s, "capricious," from freak (n.) + -ish. Meaning "grotesque" is recorded from 1805. Related: Freakishly; freakishness.

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