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bi·zarre

 (bĭ-zär′)
adj.
Very strange or unusual, especially in a striking or shocking way. See Synonyms at fantastic.

[French, from Italian bizzarro, extravagant, bizarre, from Old Italian, angry; akin to bizza, fit of anger, perhaps of Germanic origin.]

bi·zarre′ly adv.
bi·zarre′ness n.

bizarre

(bɪˈzɑː)
adj
odd or unusual, esp in an interesting or amusing way
[C17: from French: from Italian bizzarro capricious, of uncertain origin]
biˈzarrely adv
biˈzarreness n

bi•zarre

(bɪˈzɑr)

adj.
markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character; strange; odd.
[1640–50; < French < Italian bizzarro lively, capricious]
bi•zarre′ly, adv.
bi•zarre′ness, n.
syn: See fantastic.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bizarre - conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusualbizarre - conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual; "restaurants of bizarre design--one like a hat, another like a rabbit"; "famed for his eccentric spelling"; "a freakish combination of styles"; "his off-the-wall antics"; "the outlandish clothes of teenagers"; "outre and affected stage antics"
unconventional - not conventional or conformist; "unconventional life styles"

bizarre

adjective strange, odd, unusual, out there (slang), extraordinary, fantastic, curious, weird, way-out (informal), peculiar, eccentric, abnormal, ludicrous, queer (informal), irregular, rum (Brit. slang), uncommon, singular, grotesque, perplexing, uncanny, mystifying, off-the-wall (slang), outlandish, comical, oddball (informal), off the rails, zany, unaccountable, off-beat, left-field (informal), freakish, wacko (slang), outré, cockamamie (slang, chiefly U.S.) That book you lent me is really bizarre.
common, standard, normal, regular, ordinary, typical, routine, customary

bizarre

adjective
2. Conceived or done with no reference to reality or common sense:
Translations
شاذ، غَريب،، خارج عن المألوف
bizarní
bizarmærkværdigunderlig
eriskummallinenomituinenouto
bizaran
bizarr
undarlegur
groteskiškaskeistas
dīvainsekscentriskssavāds
bizarný

bizarre

[bɪˈzɑːʳ] ADJ (= strange) → extraño, raro; [dress, appearance etc] → estrafalario

bizarre

[bɪˈzɑːr] adj [incident, behaviour, twist] → bizarre

bizarre

adjbizarr

bizarre

[bɪˈzɑːʳ] adjbizzarro/a

bizarre

(biˈzaː) adjective
odd or very strange. a bizarre turn of events.
References in classic literature ?
The arrangement of the second room was rude and bizarre, but not without a singular originality and even tastefulness of conception.
Within sixty days that quaint and bizarre anomaly, the Royal Grant, would cease to be a living fact, and take its place among the curiosities of the past.
It appeared certain that we must perish, but even that was not the bitterest thought; no, the abjectly unheroic nature of the death--that was the sting--that and the bizarre wording of the resulting obituary: "SHOT WITH A ROCK, ON A RAFT.
It was too freakish, too bizarre, to be used outside of the laboratory and the museum.
Strange as it was, bizarre as it may hereafter seem even to us who felt its potent influence at the time, it comforted us much.
Then, again, in his personal attendant there was a bizarre quality which had impressed me profoundly.
This ideal point of the estuary, this centre of memories, is marked upon the steely gray expanse of the waters by a lightship painted red that, from a couple of miles off, looks like a cheap and bizarre little toy.
In this latter, where the pieces have different and bizarre motions, with various and variable values, what is only complex is mistaken (a not unusual error) for what is profound.
We have heard that you have had a career the most checkered, the most bizarre.
The floor inlaid in two kinds of wood in a bizarre pattern was highly waxed, reflecting objects like still water.
Here the case was very different, as might have been expected from the duke's love of the bizarre.
It was so bizarre and mysterious as to commend itself to his mad humour.