freakishness freakishness

Definition(s):

  • (n) marked strangeness as a consequence of being abnormal

Usage(s):

  1. The main lesson of Seveso is that by their very freakishness, modern technological accidents raise clouds of mystery and uncertainty that last long after the initial misery.
  2. It is the novelty and even freakishness of their visions that get them noticed in the first place, and followers of middle roads are usually middling talents.
  3. Composed entirely of accepted modernist leaders, the exhibition proved that the freakishness of cubism, vorticism, other truculent cults, is quite defunct.

News

  • Aaron Gordon Turned FIBA U19s Into His Own Dunking Mixtape

    Aaron Gordon’s international dunkfest finished on Sunday with his best throw-down of the FIBA U19 World Championships. Do yourself a favor and pause at the 27-second mark to truly appreciate the freakishness of that dunk. Gordon was a one-man highlight machine during the United States’ steamroll through the tournament, which ended on Sunday with an 82-68 win over Serbia in the gold-medal game ...
    on July 9, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

Quotes

  1. ...Rocket will join the Cyclone, the Wonder Wheel and the Parachute Jump as permanent symbols of what Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz on Wednesday called "the Coney Island of the 21st century, a modern mecca of freakishness,...
    on Jan 28, 2009 By: Marty Markowitz Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I don't mean it's like his writing," Mr. Fleiss said. "I mean in the freakishness of it."
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: Mike Fleiss Source: New York Times

  3. "Grenouille is still freakish," Whishaw says over mid-morning tea and toast at London's Covent Garden Hotel. "But the freakishness is an internal thing. We wanted to make him more human. Someone an audience could feel something for."
    on Jan 23, 2007 By: Ben Whishaw Source: The Australian

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