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Very strange or unusual.‘a bizarre situation’‘his behaviour became more and more bizarre’
strange, peculiar, odd, funny, curious, offbeat, outlandish, eccentric, unconventional, unorthodox, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, atypical, unusual, out of the ordinary, out of the way, extraordinaryView synonyms
- ‘It's truly bizarre how different people think about similar things at the same time.’
- ‘An already enthralling case took a bizarre turn when Anderson entered the witness box.’
- ‘A few miles to the east, up a steep valley, are a collection of bizarre rock formations.’
- ‘For a play involving such grotesque and bizarre subject matter, it sure got a lot of laughs!’
- ‘His decision to tackle a bizarre range of characters is unusual for someone of his stature.’
- ‘Yet it is the bizarre, unexpected moments in life that are the ones we remember.’
- ‘Being pictured as he was might be a bizarre situation but it's par for the course.’
- ‘They were each asked to submit the most bizarre reasons why people wanted to hand over animals to them.’
- ‘His universe was a bizarre and surreal place but his writing also hinted at serious themes.’
- ‘It is quite bizarre that we have failed to give the same attention to the food sector.’
- ‘It was a bizarre build up to the goal as again the weather heavily influenced the play.’
- ‘Oh yeah, one of those bizarre little coincidence things happened to me yesterday.’
- ‘If the situation appears bizarre at times, it is as if the whole world has gone mad.’
- ‘It's the fact that he is so bizarre that allows many to conclude that he really isn't doing anything.’
- ‘In the midst of this confessional, parts of his explanation became quite bizarre.’
- ‘This is a bizarre situation, especially in comparison with the rules of the sea.’
- ‘You might well be puzzled by this bizarre attempt to create a difference where none exists.’
- ‘No doubt we will hear more about this story in the days to come because it is so very bizarre.’
- ‘Shocked by what she heard, she returned home and told her husband of the bizarre encounter.’
- ‘The bizarre exhibition includes a display of British padlocks and some prison menus.’
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