Adjective "bizarre" definition and examples

(Bizarre may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bɪˈzɑː/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Very strange or unusual.
  1. 'his behaviour became more and more bizarre'
  2. 'Being pictured as he was might be a bizarre situation but it's par for the course.'
  3. 'It was a bizarre build up to the goal as again the weather heavily influenced the play.'
  4. 'Shocked by what she heard, she returned home and told her husband of the bizarre encounter.'
  5. 'His decision to tackle a bizarre range of characters is unusual for someone of his stature.'
  6. 'For a play involving such grotesque and bizarre subject matter, it sure got a lot of laughs!'
  7. 'It's truly bizarre how different people think about similar things at the same time.'
  8. 'This is a bizarre situation, especially in comparison with the rules of the sea.'
  9. 'An already enthralling case took a bizarre turn when Anderson entered the witness box.'
  10. 'It is quite bizarre that we have failed to give the same attention to the food sector.'
  11. 'You might well be puzzled by this bizarre attempt to create a difference where none exists.'

More definitions

1. markedly unusual in appearance, style, or general character and often involving incongruous or unexpected elements; outrageously or whimsically strange; odd: bizarre clothing; bizarre behavior.Synonyms: weird, freakish, grotesque; fantastic; unusual, strange, odd.

More examples(as adjective)

"items can be bizarre in tastes."

"victims can be bizarre in senses."

"situations can be bizarre by minutes."

"sagas can be bizarre by minutes."

"rows can be bizarre in/at/on yesterdays."

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Origin

Mid 17th century: from French, from Italian bizzarro ‘angry’, of unknown origin.