Definition of freakish in US English:

freakish

adjective

  • 1Bizarre or grotesque; abnormal.

    ‘freakish and mischievous elves’
    strange, peculiar, odd, bizarre, queer, curious, funny, eccentric, outlandish, offbeat, off-centre
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    1. 1.1 Capricious or whimsical; unpredictable.
      ‘freakish weather’
      • ‘Look at the havoc that has been wreaked by unusually strong storms and freakish weather events all over the globe in recent years.’
      • ‘It would be a mistake to dismiss the Satanic panic as a freakish aberrance, however.’
      • ‘The new autumn designs are in the shops now, and for every beautifully cut coat, there is a freakish nightmare, covered in zips and vividly-dyed fur.’
      • ‘Fine, but I'm not going to overlook the fact that the film is full of all these creative liberties or freakish coincidences - call them what you may.’
      • ‘It's a pretty enough building made special by its literary association, its laconic guides and the resident cats with their freakish six- or seven-toed feet.’
      • ‘They have every right to believe close investigation will establish the integrity of the system and prove the incident was truly freakish in nature.’
      • ‘This will seem very strange and freakish at first but after a few times you will get used to it and gradually come to enjoy it.’
      • ‘All his classmates find him freakish, except when they're in the gym showers together.’
      • ‘The wintry weather took on freakish proportions with torrential rain turning to sideways sleet as the blustery wind continued to create havoc.’
      • ‘If a strain proved unpredictably freakish, then we could be months into a pandemic before a vaccine was available.’
      • ‘Put on the soppiest song you know and think how freakish it is that those lyrics could have just SO been written for the two of you and you cry your little eyes out and every inch of you aches to be in their arms.’
      • ‘Temperatures are not rising evenly, but rather we are going to be subjected to increasingly freakish weather, like this summer's unbearable heat waves.’
      • ‘The weather was freakish, alternating between blazing sun and blistering showers.’
      • ‘Everyone seems to be taking advantage of the freakish sunshine’
      • ‘Sometimes I walk along the street and in a flash there's an image in my mind of a disgusting client, a freakish moment, an episode I want to push away to the back of my head, far out of sight.’
      • ‘My work clothes don't disguise my freakish appearance here.’
      • ‘There are people out there who have seen their dwellings and possessions washed away on a vast, fast moving wall of water, who have lost all they owned to a freakish event of nature.’
      • ‘At first hand it was a testament to the marvels of medical science; botched experiments and bad reactions of the recent kind are an extreme, almost freakish, rarity.’
      • ‘A freakish period of relatively warm weather had melted most of the ice and snow on the ground, although patches remained.’
      • ‘At one point Rachel and Aiden have a freakish incident with a herd of malicious deer, and later there is reference to antlers that didn't seem to have any explanation.’
      unusual, anomalous, atypical, untypical, unrepresentative, abnormal, aberrant, irregular, fluky, exceptional, unparalleled, unaccountable, bizarre, queer, peculiar, odd
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Pronunciation

freakish

/ˈfrēkiSH//ˈfrikɪʃ/