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Synonyms for freak

Synonyms for freak

a person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity

an impulsive, often illogical turn of mind

a person or animal that is abnormally formed

Synonyms for freak

a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction

lose one's nerve

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Small American freak shows first started to spring up in 1829, around the time of the arrival of Chang and Eng, the original Siamese twins; American sideshows began hitting its stride in the 1840s.
If there are increasing signs of a leadership that deserves to be described as a control freak, you can be assured that the country is moving away from democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights and freedoms, towards tyranny and arbitrary rule.
The Think Like a Freak keynote will provide Dell World attendees with tools to help them gain insights into problem solving that can be applied to creating and implementing solutions within their organizations.
Holleran says, "her affection for freaks makes us feel she's one of us; for if homosexuals aren't freaks in this world, what are they?
Based on the first three books in British author Darren Shan's Cirque du Freak series, this stylish tale of teen terror is impressive but unsatisfying.
The conditions most conducive to the production of freak waves typically occur in coastal areas, and the simulations should enable the identification of extreme wave 'hotspots'.
THE Saturdays are to show off another side to their talents with an acting cameo in online soap Freak.
His survey of antiques, freak show exhibits, and more evolves into a catchy road show of discovery in a novel packed with adventure, and highly recommended as a fine leisure read.
To quote the review of the hardcover in KLIATT, January 2006: Teenage Abel stands out in his surroundings because he's the only one who's "normal": he has grown up in a freak show, the Faeryland 1899 Review, and everyone around him is a human oddity of one kind or another.
Only Rove and Clinton, they argue, have mastered presidential campaigning in the age of the Freak Show, by which they mean the era of hyper-personal, hyperpartisan, scandal-obsessed politics ushered in by New Media.
If you're the sort of boss who gets accused of being a bit of a control freak, well done.
Jefferson illuminates the varied landscapes in which the consummate entertainer has both flourished and faltered as a ringmaster and freak, manager and minstrel, breadwinner and child, virgin and sex symbol, child protector and accused pedophile, whose questionable grip on reality isn't really the question.
Two examples will suffice: 1) Non-germ freak comment, "I read about this hygiene hypothesis that says being too clean is causing increased illness.
Tibbetts argues that a major problem of the film is the characterization of Beloved, whom he considers "grotesque" and "monstrous": "The character of Beloved is no longer a meaningful metaphor in a poignant ghost story but a freak on display in a sideshow" (76).
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