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1. Markedly unusual or abnormal; strange: freakish weather; a freakish combination of styles.
2. Relating to or being a freak: a freakish extra toe.
3. Capricious or whimsical.

freak′ish·ly adv.
freak′ish·ness n.
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Noun1.freakishness - marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormalfreakishness - marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal
strangeness, unfamiliarity - unusualness as a consequence of not being well known
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Whether moved only by her ordinary freakishness, or because an evil spirit prompted her, she put up her small forefinger and touched the scarlet letter.
At tea, two or three hours earlier, they had, in the freakishness of affection, drunk from one cup.
Didn't the letter show the most engaging compound of enthusiasm and spirit and whimsicality, all tapering into a flame of girlish freakishness, which flitted, for the rest of the morning, as a will-o'-the-wisp, across Rodney's landscape.
After a series of modestly staged comedies in which Sandier operated like an itchy, generally irritating outsider in the real world, new production under helmer Steven Brill pulls out the stops with a depiction of hell care of Hieronymus Bosch, a heaven like a teenage girl's pink-pillowed wonderland and a Gotham resembling more the freakishness of the John Lindsey era rather than Rudy Giuliani's scrubbed-down burg.
UK Raw is definitely the show to give you your midweek fix of freakishness if that's what you fancy.
If Mike Leigh has made an art out of finding the extraordinary in the everyday, then the documentary - excuse me, non-fiction-filmmakers Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky have been carving a career out of small-town freakishness. Their first big hit, Brother's Keeper, was a kind of peep show, in which big-city audiences got to gawk at a set of ragged, filthy, illiterate dairy farmers.
xvi) and in the recurrence of the figure of the madwoman in the stories, which he interprets as an expression of the anxiety of the female author confronted with her own social and cultural freakishness. But he is chiefly interested in the subtle reinscription of the madwoman, the Medusa, as "sybil" or prophet in some of the later work which "features an empowering link between an independent older woman [the Medusa Sybil] and a young heroine" (p.
And in the end even Ciment's father--"this unloved and unlovable man" whom she once tried to strangle--is spared from freakishness. Looking at his picture in a Time magazine article about "heart attack personalities," she writes:
Rufus Johnson's comic dance overlaps with yet another form of sexual aberration in O'Connor's fiction - freakishness and the sexual stimulation some feel in viewing it.
It's as current as Prince and runs back through Little Richard and Screamin' Jay Hawkins (whose stage show opened with his emergence from a velvet-lined coffin) to early blues singers like George Hannah who, sixty years ago, was singing: "There was a time when I was alone, my freakish ways to treat/but they're so common now, you get one every day of the week.' Michael Jackson's freakishness isn't an impediment in either the black or white pop world.
Portis, like Dickens, takes an unashamed delight in grotesquery and freakishness and in the intractableness of stupidity, as though it wre a prodigious week to be marveled at.