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strange

 (strānj)
adj. strang·er, strang·est
1.
a. Not previously known; unfamiliar: saw lots of strange faces at the reception; heard music that was strange to me.
b. Not of one's own or a particular locality, environment, or kind; not native: came across a flower that was strange to the region.
2. Out of the ordinary or difficult to account for; unusual or peculiar: Events took a strange twist last week.
3.
a. Reserved in manner; distant or cool: The once affable man slowly became strange to his friends.
b. Not comfortable or at ease: I felt strange and out of place at the party because I didn't know any of the guests.
4. Not accustomed or conditioned: She was strange to her new duties.
5. Physics Of, relating to, or exhibiting strangeness.
adv.
In a strange manner: He's been acting strange lately.

[Middle English, from Old French estrange, extraordinary, foreign, from Latin extrāneus, adventitious, foreign, from extrā, outside, from feminine ablative of exter, outward; see eghs in Indo-European roots.]

strange′ly adv.
Synonyms: strange, odd, peculiar, eccentric, outlandish
These adjectives describe what deviates from the usual or customary. Strange refers especially to what is unfamiliar, unknown, or inexplicable: It was strange to see so many people out walking around at night. Something that is odd fails to accord with what is ordinary, usual, or expected and suggests strangeness: "There was certainly something odd about the stars: perhaps there was more color in them, for they glittered like tiny gems" (Neil Gaiman).
Similarly, peculiar describes what is odd or unusual, but often with an emphasis on distinctness or individuality: She has a peculiar kind of handwriting that is at once pleasant to look at but hard to read. Eccentric refers particularly to what is strange and departs strikingly from the conventional: His musical compositions were innovative but eccentric. Outlandish suggests alien or bizarre strangeness: The partygoers wore outlandish costumes. See Also Synonyms at foreign.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.strangely - in a strange manner; "a queerly inscribed sheet of paper"

strangely

adverb paradoxically, oddly, unexpectedly, bizarrely, funnily, puzzlingly No, strangely enough, this is not the case.
Translations
بِغَرابَه
cizepodivně
mærkeligt
undarlega
nenavadno
garip şekilde

strangely

[ˈstreɪndʒlɪ] ADV [act, behave] → de una forma extraña or rara
the room was strangely quieten la habitación había un silencio extraño
her voice sounded strangely familiarsu voz me resultaba extrañamente familiar
the strangely named death's head mothla extrañamente denominada mariposa de calavera
strangely (enough),por extraño que parezca, ...aunque resulte extraño, ...

strangely

[ˈstreɪndʒli] adv [behave] → étrangement, bizarrement

strangely

adv (= oddly)seltsam, sonderbar, merkwürdig; act, behave alsokomisch (inf); strangely enoughseltsamerweise, sonderbarerweise, merkwürdigerweise; to be strangely reminiscent of somebody/somethingseltsam an jdn/etw erinnern; strangely namedseltsam benannt

strangely

[ˈstreɪndʒlɪ] advstranamente
strangely (enough), I've never met him → stranamente, non l'ho mai incontrato

strange

(streindʒ) adjective
1. not known, seen etc before; unfamiliar or foreign. What would you do if you found a strange man in your house?; Whenever you're in a strange country, you should take the opportunity of learning the language.
2. unusual, odd or queer. She had a strange look on her face; a strange noise.
ˈstrangely adverb
ˈstrangeness noun
ˈstranger noun
1. a person who is unknown to oneself. I've met her once before, so she's not a complete stranger (to me).
2. a visitor. I can't tell you where the post office is – I'm a stranger here myself.
strange to say/tell/relate
surprisingly. Strange to say, he did pass his exam after all.
strangely enough
it is strange (that). He lives next door, but strangely enough I rarely see him.
References in classic literature ?
Through the strange women clustering at the corners I took my way,--women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites,--and I thought, as I looked into their poor painted faces,--faces but half human, vampirish faces, faces already waxen with the look of the grave,--I thought, as I often did, of the poor little girl whom De Quincey loved, the good-hearted little `peripatetic' as he called her, who had succoured him during those nights, when, as a young man, he wandered homeless about these very streets,--that good, kind little Ann whom De Quincey had loved, then so strangely lost, and for whose face he looked into women's faces as long as he lived.
I would see one of the clumsy bovine-creatures who worked the launch treading heavily through the undergrowth, and find myself asking, trying hard to recall, how he differed from some really human yokel trudging home from his mechanical labours; or I would meet the Fox-bear woman's vulpine, shifty face, strangely human in its speculative cunning, and even imagine I had met it before in some city byway.
I think in some curious way the horror which she felt for him was a transference of the horror which she felt for herself because he so strangely troubled her.
which sounded strangely in the darkness, "Are you afraid, dear Monsieur D'Artagnan?
This operation required several hours, during which time a number of the chariots were requisitioned to transport the loot, which consisted in arms, ammunition, silks, furs, jewels, strangely carved stone vessels, and a quantity of solid foods and liquids, including many casks of water, the first I had seen since my advent upon Mars.
The other great cape of the world, strangely enough, is seldom if ever called a cape.
One of these hills is the ancient Mount of Blessings and the other the Mount of Curses and wise men who seek for fulfillments of prophecy think they find here a wonder of this kind--to wit, that the Mount of Blessings is strangely fertile and its mate as strangely unproductive.
There was something strangely incongruous in this Oriental figure framed in the commonplace door-way of a third-rate suburban dwelling-house.
Reed in her last moments; I saw her disfigured and discoloured face, and heard her strangely altered voice.
But Psyche, uplifting her finger, Said -- "Sadly this star I mistrust -- Her pallor I strangely mistrust -- Ah, hasten
Let the scenes abound with light, specially colored and varied; and let the masquers, or any other, that are to come down from the scene, have some motions upon the scene itself, before their coming down; for it draws the eye strangely, and makes it, with great pleasure, to desire to see, that it cannot perfectly discern.
Nastasia did not reject all this, she even loved her comforts and luxuries, but, strangely enough, never became, in the least degree, dependent upon them, and always gave the impression that she could do just as well without them.