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Meaning of “weird” in the English Dictionary

"weird" in British English

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weirdadjective

uk   /wɪəd/  us   /wɪrd/
B2 very ​strange and ​unusual, ​unexpected, or not ​natural: He was ​sittingalone by a ​window with a weird ​contraption on the ​table in ​front of him. Her boyfriend's a ​bit weird but she's ​nice. That's weird - I ​thought I ​left my ​keys on the ​table but they're not there. There is nothing to ​rival the weird and ​wonderful things that come out on the Rio ​streets at ​carnivaltime.

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weirdly
adverb uk   /ˈwɪəd.li/  us   /ˈwɪrd-/
weirdness
noun [U] uk   /ˈwɪəd.nəs/  us   /ˈwɪrd-/
(Definition of weird from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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weirdadjective [-er/-est only]

 us   /wɪərd/
strange and different from anything ​natural or ​ordinary: She is a little weird in the way she ​dresses, I have to ​admit.
(Definition of weird from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “weird”
in Korean 별난, 이상한…
in Arabic غَريب…
in Malaysian aneh, ganjil, pelik…
in French bizarre…
in Russian странный, непонятный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 怪異的, 不尋常的, 出乎意料的…
in Italian strano, strambo…
in Turkish çok acayip, garip, tuhaf…
in Polish dziwaczny, dziwny…
in Spanish extraño, raro…
in Vietnamese kỳ lạ…
in Portuguese esquisito, estranho…
in Thai แปลกประหลาด…
in German seltsam…
in Catalan molt estrany…
in Japanese 奇妙な…
in Chinese (Simplified) 怪异的, 不寻常的, 出乎意料的…
in Indonesian aneh…
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