queerly


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queer

 (kwîr)
adj. queer·er, queer·est
1.
a. Deviating from what is expected or normal; strange: "The light above his head made a queer reflection of himself in the glowing wineglass" (Carson McCullers).
b. Odd or unconventional, as in behavior; eccentric: "His mother is very queer, with witchy hair and mismatched shoes" (Caroline Preston).
c. Of a questionable nature or character; suspicious: thought there was something queer about his explanation.
2.
a. Offensive Slang Gay or lesbian.
b. Usage Problem Of or relating to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, or transgender people.
3. Feeling slightly ill, as in being dizzy or queasy.
n.
1. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a gay man or a lesbian.
2. Usage Problem A lesbian, gay male, bisexual, or transgender person.
tr.v. queered, queer·ing, queers Slang
To ruin or thwart: "might try to queer the Games with anything from troop movements ... to a bomb attack" (Newsweek).

[Perhaps from Low German, oblique, off-center, from Middle Low German dwer; see terkw- in Indo-European roots.]

queer′ish adj.
queer′ly adv.
queer′ness n.
Usage Note: A reclaimed word is a word that was formerly used solely as a slur but that has been semantically overturned by members of the maligned group, who use it as a term of defiant pride. Queer is an example of a word undergoing this process. For decades queer was used as a derogatory adjective for gays and lesbians, but in the 1980s the term began to be used by gay and lesbian activists as a term of self-identification. Eventually, it came to be used as an umbrella term that included gay men, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgender people. Nevertheless, a sizable percentage of people to whom this term might apply still hold queer to be a hateful insult, and its use by heterosexuals is often considered offensive. Similarly, other reclaimed words are usually offensive to the in-group when used by outsiders, so caution must be taken with their use when one is not a member of the group.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.queerly - in a strange manner; "a queerly inscribed sheet of paper"
2.queerly - in a questionably unusual manner; "this money had been queerly come by"
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queerly

[ˈkwɪəlɪ] ADV [behave, laugh, dress] → de modo raro or extraño, de forma rara or extraña

queerly

queerly

[ˈkwɪəlɪ] advstranamente

queer

(kwiə) adjective
1. odd, strange or unusual. queer behaviour; queer noises in the middle of the night.
2. sick; unwell. I do feel a bit queer – perhaps I ate too many oysters.
3. (slang) homosexual.
noun
a homosexual.
ˈqueerly adverb
ˈqueerness noun
References in classic literature ?
For a week or two, Jo behaved so queerly that her sisters were quite bewildered.
He stopped and looked round at the lovely gray tangle about him, and his round eyes looked queerly happy.
Taking that part of the Commons which happened to be nearest to us - for our man was unmarried by this time, and we were out of Court, and strolling past the Prerogative Office - I submitted that I thought the Prerogative Office rather a queerly managed institution.
Simonov, with whom I was left tete-a-tete, was in a state of vexation and perplexity, and looked at me queerly.
If he quickened his pace, the cow went just so much the faster; and once, when Cadmus tried to catch her by running, she threw out her heels, stuck her tail straight on end, and set off at a gallop, looking as queerly as cows generally do, while putting themselves to their speed.
It seemed a queer affair altogether, and queerly managed; the two old women had made quite a little intricate mess of it; still I found that the uppermost feeling in my mind on the subject was one of satisfaction.
And it's just as well they do," she added, "because Bruno likes to cook it himself: and he cooks very queerly.
Although some of the Happars looked queerly at him, others were more civil, and seemed desirous of taking him abroad and showing him the valley.
He smiled queerly, as a man would smile after telling some hideous domestic tragedy.
Kim tilted the kilta on the floor - a cascade of Survey-instruments, books, diaries, letters, maps, and queerly scented native correspondence.
the poor lady asked, looking at me queerly over the flame of her candle.
He's been behaving very queerly, and he is very much excited.