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

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  • n. strikingly out of the ordinary


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From bizarre +‎ -ness


  • But even that bizarreness is trumped by the ending.

    REVIEW: The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction, Volume 2 edited by George Mann

  • Tudor had always been a wanderer, and with facile wit and quick vivid description he leaped from episode and place to episode and place, relating his experiences seemingly not because they were his, but for the sake of their bizarreness and uniqueness, for the unusual incident or the laughable situation.

    Chapter 14

  • Her assumption of equality with him was disconcerting, and at times he half-consciously resented the impudence and bizarreness of her intrusion upon him -- rising out of the sea in a howling nor'wester, fresh from poking her revolver under Ericson's nose, protected by her gang of huge Polynesian sailors, and settling down in Berande like any shipwrecked sailor.

    Chapter 6

  • I love the bizarreness of this painting, but mica isn't adding to its success.

    James Rieck and Jonathan Monaghan at Hamiltonian Gallery

  • But in a foreshadowing of the bizarreness to come, the article was rushed into print because news about “life on Mars” was beginning to leak out.

    First Contact

  • But, still, the sheer bizarreness of this celebrated shopping centre is accessible to all – one of the joys of any piece of architecture.

    Guardian young arts critic competition: 2010 winning entries

  • Cochran: I tried to work with Brandon, but he's super inflexible to the point of, like, bizarreness.

    Survivor's Cochran: People Come Up To Me and Tell Me I’m Annoying

  • The neurologist had suggested Rickie might exhibit eccentricity, so I was not altogether unprepared for the bizarreness of this conversation.

    Miracles, Inc.

  • Mr. Jodorowsky also gave a sense of the filmmaking philosophy that led to the bright, spectacular compositions of "El Topo" and "Holy Mountain," with their mythological starkness of Westerns and the uncensored, indelible bizarreness of a symbol-laden dream — whether a perfectly circular pool of water tinged red with blood or a Russian-roulette ritual run by a priest.

    Confessions of a Radical Mind

  • I, Darrell Standing, was the linking personality that connected all bizarreness and grotesqueness.

    Chapter 6


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