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bizarre Line breaks: bi|zarre
Pronunciation: /bɪˈzɑː/

Definition of bizarre in English:


Very strange or unusual: a bizarre situation his behaviour became more and more bizarre
More example sentences
  • This is a bizarre situation, especially in comparison with the rules of the sea.
  • Being pictured as he was might be a bizarre situation but it's par for the course.
  • Yet it is the bizarre, unexpected moments in life that are the ones we remember.
strange, peculiar, odd, funny, curious, offbeat, outlandish, eccentric, unconventional, unorthodox, queer, unexpected, unfamiliar, abnormal, atypical, unusual, out of the ordinary, out of the way, extraordinary;
fantastic, remarkable, puzzling, mystifying, mysterious, perplexing, baffling, unaccountable, inexplicable, incongruous, irregular, singular, ludicrous, comical, ridiculous, droll, deviant, aberrant, grotesque, freak, freakish, surreal;
French outré
informal weird, wacky, oddball, way out, freaky, off the wall
British informal rum
North American informal wacko, bizarro


Example sentences
  • Gotta love those moments of total bizarreness.
  • And part of me does; I love the bizarreness of human nature.
  • This unusual non sequitur represents the high point of bizarreness in this collection of sketches.


Mid 17th century: from French, from Italian bizzarro 'angry', of unknown origin.

  • This adjective meaning ‘strange’, ‘odd’ came into English from French, from Italian bizzarro which meant ‘angry’. The ultimate origin remains unknown.

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