Definitions

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  • n. The characteristic or quality of being freakish

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. marked strangeness or abnormality.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being freakish; capriciousness.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal

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Examples

  • A lack of faith that change can come to the outside world … The desperate, grasping, and controlling way so many women go about the job of motherhood, turning energy that used to demand social change inward into control-freakishness, is our hallmark as a generation.

    Kiddie Class Struggle

  • It was something more than the freakishness which is engendered by a sickening monotony that had led Lady Constantine thus far, and hence she made no ado about admitting herself.

    Two on a Tower

  • It was something more than the freakishness which is engendered by a sickening monotony that had led

    Two on a Tower

  • It works to provoke our horror, our fear, by parading the people it features as freaks, and then reassures us with that very freakishness.

    Of Shoes And Ships And Sealing Wax And Hoarding Stuff And Things | Her Bad Mother

  • For here were the accouterments of a domesticity completely at odds with the overall freakishness of circumstance.

    Abomination at the Shilkie

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  • It wasn't just his inhuman freakishness that unsettled her.

    Bargaining

  • She, too, was fascinated by freaks and by the freakishness in all of us.

    Photographers in the United States.

  • Cheney and his daughter have become something of a traveling road show, trying to freak out the country but revealing only their own freakishness as they assail Obama.

    Jacob Heilbrunn: The GOP Needs Its Own "Secret Speech" Repudiating the Cheney Era

  • When not content to sing as himself, Prince has created an alter ego, Camille, to explore his feminine side, and thus help promote his stock in trade: androgyny (which is Prince's freakishness, along with his interest in bending racial boundaries without resculpting his face).

    Michael

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