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markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd:
bizarre clothing; bizarre behavior.
Synonyms: weird, freakish, grotesque; fantastic; unusual, strange, odd.
Contemporary Examples

Let’s Start Spending Robert H. Frank July 19, 2010
Surprisingly Conciliatory Words from Mahmoud Abbas David Frum November 30, 2012
David Plouffe, Obama’s Whiz Kid, Returns Daniel Stone January 6, 2011
‘We Killed Sushmita Banerjee’ Says Renegade Taliban Militia Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau September 13, 2013
Les Gelb Puts Russia in Its Place—and Critics in Theirs Leslie H. Gelb April 1, 2014
Iran Frees American Hikers Babak Dehghanpisheh September 20, 2011
Penn State’s Life Sentence: Beyond the NCAA Sanctions Kevin Cirilli July 22, 2012

Historical Examples

The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
The Foundations of Science: Science and Hypothesis, The Value of Science, Science and Method Henri Poincar
The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story Various

odd or unusual, esp in an interesting or amusing way


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