Definitions

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  • n. The state or quality of being weird.
  • n. The result or product of being weird.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of being weird.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state of being weird, or of inspiring a sort of unaccountable or superstitious dread or fear; eeriness.

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

  • n. strikingly out of the ordinary

Etymologies

From weird +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Compounding the weirdness is the fact that this is a church-run place chock full of religious castoffs (Jesus themed napkin holders, anyone?).

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  • Mr Davies said that what he described as the "weirdness of this stunt" did not "disguise the fact that Plaid's pledge on literacy is merely a reinstatement of a Welsh Assembly Government policy, already set out by Labour's Leighton Andrews".

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Mr Davies said that what he described as the weirdness of this stunt did not disguise the fact that Plaids pledge on literacy is merely a reinstatement of a Welsh Assembly Government policy, already set out by Labours Leighton Andrews.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Our sex weirdness is a generalized, broad, puritanical horror at anything having to do with naughty bits being discussed in public.

    Glittergeddon! - Boing Boing

  • "Some are born to weirdness, some attain weirdness and others have weirdness thrust upon them."

    Berlinski stirring the pot

  • The Flaming Lips emerged into the world of alternative rock from Oklahoma City, of all places, 27 years ago, and while the group has made feints at the mainstream — it's had songs used in ads for a Dell laptop and for Merrill Lynch (that one also now the "official rock song" of the state of Oklahoma) — weirdness is the Lips 'true home.

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  • Others would seem like meaningless psychodelic weirdness from a bunch of smelly old hippies, without being in the context of the whole album where these songs are a continuation of musical themes shared in other parts of the album.

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  • But my favourite for weirdness is 'Yellow Hat Tribe' on the A424 between Stow on the Wold and Burford.

    Village of Mystery

  • In some cases, where the cause or politician is a bit more authoritarian in stripe, the weirdness comes from the deathly serious tense tight-lipped intolerant besuited clones who populate the gathering, or the Stepford-like blandness of the party faithful.

    slightly smeary article about ron paul

  • That sense of weirdness is a twin brother to the Sense of Wonder of American pulp fiction.

    MIND MELD: Is Science Fiction Antithetical to Religion?

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  • And, obviously, instead of "unusualness" they mean "unusualosity".

    November 3, 2008

  • A dull error by WeirdNet standards, but surely it ought to be 'The state of being...'

    November 3, 2008