freak

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. abnormality, fluke, monstrosity; caprice, sport, whim. See unconformity, changeableness.
- freak out
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A caprice]
Syn. vagary, whim, crotchet; see fancy 3 , impulse 2 .
2. [An abnormal or odd person or thing]
Syn. monstrosity, monster, aberration, oddity, abnormality, rarity, anomaly, malformation, mutation, mutant, lusus naturae (Latin), grotesquerie, abortion, freak of nature, curiosity, rara avis (Latin), misfit, queer fish, black swan, sport, hybrid, mooncalf, changeling.
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
abnormality, anomaly, weirdo, aberration, mutant, *geek, monster, monstrosity, deformity, curiosity, oddity, *oddball. see monster
II
v.
Sl. *freak out, *flip out, *wig out, *go ballistic, *lose it.
III
a.
anomalous, aberrant, weird, abnormal, unusual, irregular, atypical, extraordinary.
ANT.: normal, typical, usual
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. A person or animal that is abnormally formed: monster, monstrosity. See USUAL. 2. An impulsive, often illogical turn of mind: bee, boutade, caprice, conceit, fancy, humor, impulse, megrim, notion, vagary, whim, whimsy. Idiom: bee in one's bonnet. See THOUGHTS. 3. Slang. A person who is ardently devoted to a particular subject or activity: bug, devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, maniac, zealot. Informal: buff2, fan2, fiend. Slang: nut. See CONCERN.

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  • Freak — Freak, n. [Prob. from OE. frek bold, AS. frec bold, greedly; akin to OHG. freh greedly, G. frech insolent, Icel. frekr greedy, Goth. fa[ i]hufriks avaricious.] 1. A sudden causeless change or turn of the mind; a whim of fancy; a capricious prank; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • freak — s.m. e f.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} appartenente a un movimento giovanile degli anni Settanta che esprimeva il distacco critico dalla società attraverso un abbigliamento stravagante e un comportamento individualista e anticonvenzionale; anche… …   Dizionario italiano

  • freak — [n1] something, someone very abnormal aberration, abortion, anomaly, chimera, curiosity, geek*, grotesque, malformation, miscreation, misshape, monster, monstrosity, mutant, mutation, oddity, queer, rarity, sport, weirdo*; concepts 424,580 Ant.… …   New thesaurus

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