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weirdadjective

uk   /wɪəd/  us   /wɪrd/
B2 very strange and unusual, unexpected, or not natural: He was sitting alone 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 carnival time.

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weirdly
adverb uk   /ˈwɪəd.li/  us   /ˈwɪrd.li/
weirdness
noun [U] uk   /ˈwɪəd.nəs/  us   /ˈwɪrd.nəs/
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"weird" in American English

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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)
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