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Freak vs. Weird

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Freaknoun

A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.

Weirdadjective

(archaic) Of or pertaining to the Fates.

Freaknoun

Someone or something that is markedly unusual or unpredictable.

Weirdadjective

(archaic) Connected with fate or destiny; able to influence fate.

Freaknoun

A hippie.

Weirdadjective

(archaic) Of or pertaining to witches or witchcraft; supernatural; unearthly; suggestive of witches, witchcraft, or unearthliness; wild; uncanny.

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Freaknoun

A drug addict.

Weirdadjective

(archaic) Having supernatural or preternatural power.

‘There was a weird light shining above the hill.’;

Freaknoun

(of a person) A nonconformist, especially in appearance, social behavior, sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or business practices; an oddball, especially in physiology (i.e., "circus freak"); unique, sometimes in a displeasing way.

Weirdadjective

Having an unusually strange character or behaviour.

‘There are lots of weird people in this place.’;

Freaknoun

(bodybuilding) A person whose physique has grown far beyond the normal limits of muscular development; often a bodybuilder weighing more than 120 kilos (260 pounds).

Weirdadjective

Deviating from the normal; bizarre.

‘It was quite weird to bump into all my ex-girlfriends on the same day.’;

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Freaknoun

An enthusiast, or person who has an obsession with, or extreme knowledge of, something.

‘Bob's a real video-game freak. He owns every games console of the last ten years.’;

Weirdnoun

(archaic) Fate; destiny; luck.

Freaknoun

A very sexually perverse individual.

‘She's a freak in the sack!’;

Weirdnoun

A prediction.

Freaknoun

(dated) A streak of colour; variegation.

Weirdnoun

A spell or charm.

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Freaknoun

A man, particularly a bold, strong, vigorous man.

Weirdnoun

That which comes to pass; a fact.

Freaknoun

A fellow; a petulant young man.

Weirdnoun

The Fates (personified).

Freakverb

(transitive) To make greatly distressed and/or a discomposed appearance

Weirdverb

(transitive) To destine; doom; change by witchcraft or sorcery.

Freakverb

(transitive) To be placed or place someone under the influence of a psychedelic drug

Weirdverb

(transitive) To warn solemnly; adjure.

Freakverb

(transitive) To streak; to variegate

Weirdnoun

Fate; destiny; one of the Fates, or Norns; also, a prediction.

Freakverb

(intransitive) To experience reality withdrawal, or hallucinations (nightmarish), to behave irrational or unconventional due to drug use.

Weirdnoun

A spell or charm.

Freakverb

(intransitive) To react extremely or irrationally, usually under distress or discomposure

Weirdadjective

Of or pertaining to fate; concerned with destiny.

Freakadjective

strange, weird, unexpected

Weirdadjective

Of or pertaining to witchcraft; caused by, or suggesting, magical influence; supernatural; unearthly; wild; as, a weird appearance, look, sound, etc.

‘Myself too had weird seizures.’; ‘Those sweet, low tones, that seemed like a weird incantation.’; ‘The weird sisters, hand in hand,Posters of the sea and land.’;

Freakverb

To variegate; to checker; to streak.

‘Freaked with many a mingled hue.’;

Weirdverb

To foretell the fate of; to predict; to destine to.

Freakverb

to react with irrationality or extreme emotion; to lose one's composure; - often used in the phrase freak out.

Weirdnoun

Fate personified; one of the three Weird Sisters

Freakverb

to become irrational or to experience hallucinations under the influence of drugs; - often used in the phrase freak out.

Weirdadjective

suggesting the operation of supernatural influences;

‘an eldritch screech’; ‘the three weird sisters’; ‘stumps...had uncanny shapes as of monstrous creatures’; ‘an unearthly light’; ‘he could hear the unearthly scream of some curlew piercing the din’;

Freakverb

to cause (a person) react with great distress or extreme emotion; - often used in the phrase freak out.

Weirdadjective

strikingly odd or unusual;

‘some trick of the moonlight; some weird effect of shadow’;

Freaknoun

A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; a vagary or caprice.

‘She is restless and peevish, and sometimes in a freak will instantly change her habitation.’;

Freaknoun

a rare and unpredictable event; as, the July snowstorm was a freak of nature.

Freaknoun

an habitual drug user, especially one who uses psychedelic drugs.

Freaknoun

an animal or person with a visible congenital abnormality; - applied especially to those who appear in a circus sideshow.

Freaknoun

a person or animal that is markedly unusual or deformed

Freaknoun

someone who is so ardently devoted to something that it resembles an addiction;

‘a golf addict’; ‘a car nut’; ‘a news junkie’;

Freakverb

lose one's nerve;

‘When he saw the accident, he freaked out’;

Freak

A freak is a person who is physically deformed or transformed due to an extraordinary medical condition or body modification. This definition was first attested with this meaning in the 1880s as a shorter form of the phrase , itself a broader term attributed at least as far back as 1847.

‘freak of nature’;

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