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adverb & adjectiveUS
Used for emphasis or to express anger, annoyance, contempt, or surprise.‘I'm going out of my freaking mind!’‘this film is so freaking good’
- ‘And naturally, the best way to avoid controversy is to call a freaking press conference to announce that you're avoiding controversy.’
- ‘She's like a freaking cartoon character or something.’
- ‘More, to this freaking day, too many people equate epilepsy with mental illness and before I really do go nuts, let me say this one last time, epilepsy is not a mental illness.’
- ‘And no, I am not going to go to freaking Seattle in the freaking winter!’
- ‘Beyond being fabulous, that was a freaking miracle.’
- ‘Those are the meanest freaking animals around.’
- ‘I was asleep in my own bed, minding my own freaking business when something very large and a little bit heavier than I pounced on me!’
- ‘So, I said the first thing that came to mind, and I have no freaking idea why I said it.’
- ‘It was a freaking miracle that they did, and it took years to pull it off.’
- ‘She dragged us to this freaking stiff restaurant.’
- ‘And then I looked up, and my freaking ex-boyfriend walked in.’
- ‘People don't want the freaking hassles of trying to figure this stuff out: the product is diminished when it can't be easily played on any kind of player.’
- ‘I really have to figure out what I'm going to focus on - why don't I just go to a freaking therapist?’
- ‘‘I say you are out of your freaking mind,’ I said as I continued to laugh so hard that it began to hurt.’
- ‘Get a freaking babysitter and go out once in a while.’
- ‘Rock, metal, electronic, folk, country, blues, jazz, classical, you freaking name it.’
- ‘Instead of freaking about your friends assuming you're a total infant because your dad is crashing your scene, stay cool.’
- ‘I dun really mind if strangers think that I'm a freaking bitch, coz that's the way I am.’
- ‘Now I'm just mad I have to wait a freaking year to see it’
- ‘They act like the entire world is a freaking suburb.’
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