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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.


[bɪˈzɑːrli] advbizarrement
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FIRST the Immigration Minister claims, bizarrely, that banning the full-length burka would be "unBritish" then we learn that Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman believes women are "empowered" by the freedom to cover their faces in this way.
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But City's silence has not stopped reports of want away stars, potential boycotts and fan fury in support of Eriksson, who - despite heading for the exit - is bizarrely still expected to lead the club on their tour of the Far East later this month.
But Rachman, with the aid of former promoter-turned-writer Steven Blush, shows us how idealistic and bizarrely positive the movement's underpinnings were.
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If it wasn't for the bizarrely named Wynkyn de Worde, the name of Fleet Street might never have gained such prominence.