Synonyms for weirdly

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This ancient architecture was colossally proportioned and weirdly grim.

For every part and instrument was weirdly and meaninglessly disintegrated.

She seemed more beautiful than ever—strangely and weirdly beautiful, it is true.

It was weirdly living; fine and cruel, that great man-made thing.

The whole effect was weirdly eloquent, rather than racy or exciting.

As this repast comes off, also, in the street, the effect is weirdly amusing.

And Arthur—this weirdly changing Arthur—stooped to pick it for me.

And yet, did ever human being talk so strangely, so weirdly, as she?

The view is at once compellingly beautiful and weirdly repelling.

At night I am sure it is the most weirdly beautiful of all places outside the world.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English wyrd (n.) "fate, destiny," literally "that which comes," from Proto-Germanic *wurthis (cf. Old Saxon wurd, Old High German wurt "fate," Old Norse urðr "fate, one of the three Norns"), from PIE *wert- "to turn, wind," (cf. German werden, Old English weorðan "to become"), from root *wer- (3) "to turn, bend" (see versus). For sense development from "turning" to "becoming," cf. phrase turn into "become."

The modern sense of weird developed from Middle English use of weird sisters for the three fates or Norns (in Germanic mythology), the goddesses who controlled human destiny. They were portrayed as odd or frightening in appearance, as in "Macbeth," which led to the adjectival meaning "odd-looking, uncanny," first recorded 1815.

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