freakishness


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Synonyms for freakishness

marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal

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There must have been an element of randomness, freakishness, and
THERE is no sugarcoating it, no excuse to be found in the sheer freakishness of one of the most bizarre goals to ever settle a Merseyside derby.
There is no sugar-coating it, no excuse to be found in the sheer freakishness of one of the most bizarre goals to ever settle a Merseyside derby.
He is self-deprecatingly humorous rather than self-pitying, and he easily embodies the secret freakishness that many teens feel.
enabling her to hold her characters, for all their freakishness, to
Pains happened in the freakishness of any part of the body, including spine joints, tendons, muscles, internal organs, and ligaments.
Sometimes, the freakishness is welcome, as a man may be so enraptured by his devoted Beauty that he'll tolerate anything to be with it.
For readers, the freakishness of Sorina's crew disappears into the normal squabbling and teasing of family life among well-characterized individuals.
This paradoxical and uneasy relationship with contemporary freakishness, suggests Luu, provides context for how we might read the female speakers of Portraits as a collectively extended cultural metaphor.
Virginia Spencer Carr's argument that "throughout [McCullers's] canon, freakishness is a symbol of a character's sense of alienation, of his being trapped within a single identity without the possibility of a meaningful connection with anyone else" (<i>Understanding</i> 38) illustrates the common treatment of <i>The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter</i> and other works by McCullers as examples of the grotesque.
Burton reveals the freakishness of American suburbia, with its backyard barbecues and Avon ladies taking on a sinister and frightening quality through Edward's eyes.
A plant disease means any physiological freakishness and disruption in the normal health of a plant.
Although Sir Philip is correctly seen as verging on humours for his abhorrence of matrimony, Berenice is left out of the category for all her "freakishness" (Charles Gildon, Letter to Mr.
'On his return to France this freakishness handicapped him, and he found difficulty finding employment, but after some years of private study and a few small commissions, he began to command the recognition he deserved.' That recognition came above all from the Regent for whom he acted as premier architecte (1713) and then directeur des batiments et Jardins (1719), designing everything from chimney pieces to candlesticks.