Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Markedly unusual or abnormal; strange.
  • adjective Relating to or being a freak.
  • adjective Capricious or whimsical.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Addicted to freaks; resulting from or caused by a freak; capricious; whimsical; fantastic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Apt to change the mind suddenly; whimsical; capricious.
  • adjective rapidly changing and unpredictable.
  • adjective markedly abnormal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective resembling a freak
  • adjective strange, unusual, abnormal or bizarre
  • adjective capricious or unpredictable

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

  • adjective conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
  • adjective changeable
  • adjective characteristic of a freak

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

freak +‎ -ish

Examples

  • The only honest information would have been that about 97 percent of the world’s relevant scientists overwhelming agree that climate change couldn’t be more real and is a genuine danger to humanity and the planet -- and that the evidence is all around us in freakish weather, rising oceans, melting arctic ice and glaciers, shifting habitats, and more.

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  • The only honest information would have been that about 97 percent of the world’s relevant scientists overwhelming agree that climate change couldn’t be more real and is a genuine danger to humanity and the planet -- and that the evidence is all around us in freakish weather, rising oceans, melting arctic ice and glaciers, shifting habitats, and more.

    Rebecca Solnit: Jurassic Ballot: When Corporations Ruled the Earthrop 23

  • The only honest information would have been that about 97 percent of the world’s relevant scientists overwhelming agree that climate change couldn’t be more real and is a genuine danger to humanity and the planet -- and that the evidence is all around us in freakish weather, rising oceans, melting arctic ice and glaciers, shifting habitats, and more.

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  • Most of them look severely constipated or just plain freakish.

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  • What could only be described as a freakish deflection not only took it the six yards to Dida's goal, but right in the bottom corner, giving the Brazilian no chance of keeping it out.

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  • What could only be described as a freakish deflection not only took it the six yards to Dida's goal, but right in the bottom corner, giving the Brazilian no chance of keeping it out.

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  • What could only be described as a freakish deflection not only took it the six yards to Dida's goal, but right in the bottom corner, giving the Brazilian no chance of keeping it out.

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  • What could only be described as a freakish deflection not only took it the six yards to Dida's goal, but right in the bottom corner, giving the Brazilian no chance of keeping it out.

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  • For me he looks freakish, which is worrying because he just doesnt have the face for a leading role?

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  • Worn with drop-crotch jeans, a fedora, striped socks, a print blouse, oversized reading glasses, crocheted slippers, layers of crystals and Indian beads and a red Mongolian fur, the Birkin becomes an extension of her, authentic and "freakish" and proud of it.

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