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freak

[ freek ]SEE DEFINITION OF freak

Synonyms for freak

  • aberration
  • anomaly
  • geek
  • monster
  • mutant
  • weirdo
  • abortion
  • chimera
  • curiosity
  • grotesque
  • malformation
  • miscreation
  • monstrosity
  • mutation
  • oddity
  • queer
  • rarity
  • sport
  • misshape
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Antonyms for freak

  • conformity
  • normality
  • regularity
  • commonality
  • ordinary
  • regular
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FREAK

Nothing as to the manners of the times can be inferred from this freak of an individual.

That is why we feel that Freak Dinners would not even be freakish.

He seems to think that I am a sort of a rara avis, a freak of nature.

If she found the man, by some freak of chance, what would she do with him?

This freak of figure and dress was Thunder-maker, the great Medicine Man of the tribe.

By a freak of nature he might possess the instinct but not the ability.

Admit that he has ceased to be a freak and becomes a marvel.

I think there is something more than a freak in this instance.

She is not the product of any known better stock; she is, well, a freak of nature!

By what freak of destiny should it have proved the cause of the monstrous aberration of my mind?

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, "sudden turn of mind," of unknown origin, perhaps related to Old English frician "to dance" (not recorded in Middle English, but the word may have survived in dialect) [OED, Barnhart], or perhaps from Middle English frek "bold, quickly," from Old English frec "greedy, gluttonous" (cf. German frech "bold, impudent").

Sense of "capricious notion" (1560s) and "unusual thing, fancy" (1784) preceded that of "strange or abnormal individual" (first in freak of nature, 1847; cf. Latin lusus naturæ, used in English from 1660s). The sense in health freak, ecology freak, etc. is attested from 1908 (originally Kodak freak, a camera buff). Freak show attested from 1887.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FREAK

addict

nounperson who has compulsion toward
  • activity
  • buff
  • devotee
  • enthusiast
  • fan
  • fanatic
  • fiend
  • follower
  • freak
  • habitué
  • hound
  • junkie
  • nut
  • often injurious aficionado
  • practitioner
  • zealot
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