What does bizarre mean?

bizarre meaning in General Dictionary

Odd in fashion or look fantastic whimsical extravagant grotesque

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  • conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
  • Odd in manner or appearance; fantastic; whimsical; extravagant; grotesque.

bizarre meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1640s, from French strange "odd, fantastic" (16c.), originally "handsome, brave," maybe from Basque bizar "a beard" (the idea becoming of bearded Spanish troops making a strange effect on the French); alternate etymology traces it to Italian bizarro "angry, intense, irascible," from bizza "fit of anger."

bizarre - French to English


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  • weird
  • outlandish
  • strange

bizarre meaning in General Dictionary

(a.) strange in fashion or look; great; whimsical; extravagant; grotesque.

Sentence Examples with the word bizarre

I can't believe we're getting involved in something so bizarre and so treacherous.

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