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Definition exceedingly odd or unusual

Bizarre can also refer to a marketplace — especially in the Middle East.
  • The paparazzi love her bizarre outfits and behavior.
bizarre = exceedingly odd or unusual
  • She won one of those bizarre contests designed by Guinness Book of World Records.
  • bizarre = exceedingly odd or unusual
  • Then I realized from her Facebook wall that she'd actually been back home for a full two weeks, so I sent her an IM and we chatted online a bit, but she didn't give me a reason for not calling, which I thought was bizarre.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • bizarre = exceedingly odd or unusual
  • "But this is just—"
      "Different, yeah?" she said. "Just different and incredible and kind of sad, too, I think."
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • bizarre = exceedingly odd or unusual
  • I was like, okay, that was bizarre.
    R.J. Palacio  --  Wonder
  • bizarre = exceedingly odd or unusual
  • So he was aware of the bizarre accusations that flavored conversation in his halls.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • bizarre = exceedingly odd or unusual
  • Fifty feet from the door a dozen headlights illuminated a bizarre and tumultuous scene.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • bizarre = exceedingly odd or unusual
  • I lived at West Egg, the — well, the less fashionable of the two, though this is a most superficial tag to express the bizarre and not a little sinister contrast between them.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  The Great Gatsby
  • bizarre = unusual
  • Of the string of weird days that had made up my recent life, this one was shaping up to be the longest and most bizarre.
    John Corey Whaley  --  Nogin
  • It's still such a bizarre and beautiful word for me, to have a home where I can come and go, a place where people actually like me.
    Alex Flinn  --  Beastly
  • RABID DOG KILLS 4 IN BIZARRE THREE-DAY REIGN OF TERROR, the headline on that evening's edition of the Portland Evening Express blared.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • But secretly he thought to himself: This Siddhartha is a bizarre person, he expresses bizarre thoughts, his teachings sound foolish.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • Your usage would sound distinctly bizarre, even to a man who was not with the Royal Artillery.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • Our conversation, already bizarre enough, has taken on an even weirder note, thanks to the musical accompaniment.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • Some of the changes are purely, if bizarrely, aesthetic.
    Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner  --  Freakonomics
  • In a more bizarre case both a mother and a father each killed a child and hid their bodies for a period of four years.
    Dave Pelzer  --  A Child Called It
  • It is all so bizarre I think perhaps I dreamt it, but there are ski marks on the snow from the landing gear of the plane.
    Gary Paulsen  --  Woodsong
  • And if that's not bizarre enough, every record that they set with Antoine on the team has been nullified, too.
    Edward Bloor  --  Tangerine
  • Just totally bizarre stuff, which was what made it reminiscent of the Ole Miss game from the previous year.
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • Strange as it was, bizarre as it may hereafter seem even to us who felt its potent influence at the time, it comforted us much.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula

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