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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [weerd]
    • /wɪərd/
    • /wɪəd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [weerd]
    • /wɪərd/

Definitions of weird word

  • adjective weird involving or suggesting the supernatural; unearthly or uncanny: a weird sound; weird lights. 1
  • adjective weird fantastic; bizarre: a weird getup. 1
  • adjective weird Archaic. concerned with or controlling fate or destiny. 1
  • noun weird fate; destiny. 1
  • noun weird fate (def 6). 1
  • noun weird Suggesting something supernatural; uncanny. 1

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Origin of weird

First appearance:

before 900
One of the 4% oldest English words
before 900; (noun) Middle English (northern form of wird), Old English wyrd; akin to worth2; (adj.) Middle English, orig. attributive noun in phrase werde sisters the Fates (popularized as appellation of the witches in Macbeth)

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Parts of speech for Weird


weird popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 78% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

weird usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weird

adjective weird

  • strange — unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer: a strange remark to make.
  • odd — differing in nature from what is ordinary, usual, or expected: an odd choice.
  • bizarre — Something that is bizarre is very odd and strange.
  • peculiar — strange; queer; odd: peculiar happenings.
  • uncanny — having or seeming to have a supernatural or inexplicable basis; beyond the ordinary or normal; extraordinary: uncanny accuracy; an uncanny knack of foreseeing trouble.

noun weird

  • recentness — of late occurrence, appearance, or origin; lately happening, done, made, etc.: recent events; a recent trip.
  • novelty — state or quality of being novel, new, or unique; newness: the novelty of a new job.
  • modernity — the quality of being modern.
  • newfangledness — of a new kind or fashion: newfangled ideas.
  • innovativeness — tending to innovate, or introduce something new or different; characterized by innovation.

Antonyms for weird

adjective weird

  • normal — conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.
  • boring — Someone or something boring is so dull and uninteresting that they make people tired and impatient.
  • common — If something is common, it is found in large numbers or it happens often.
  • dull — not sharp; blunt: a dull knife.
  • familiar — well-acquainted; thoroughly conversant: to be familiar with a subject.

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