Synonyms for strange

Synonyms for (adjective) strange

Synonyms: unknown, strange

Definition: not known before

Usage: used many strange words; saw many strange faces in the crowd; don't let anyone unknown into the house

Similar words: unfamiliar

Definition: not known or well known

Usage: a name unfamiliar to most; be alert at night especially in unfamiliar surroundings


Synonyms: strange, unusual

Definition: being definitely out of the ordinary and unexpected; slightly odd or even a bit weird

Usage: a strange exaltation that was indefinable; a strange fantastical mind; what a strange sense of humor she has

Similar words: fantastic, fantastical, grotesque, antic

Definition: ludicrously odd

Usage: Hamlet's assumed antic disposition; fantastic Halloween costumes; a grotesque reflection in the mirror


Similar words: crazy

Definition: bizarre or fantastic

Usage: had a crazy dream; wore a crazy hat


Similar words: curious, queer, funny, odd, peculiar, rum, rummy, singular

Definition: beyond or deviating from the usual or expected

Usage: a curious hybrid accent; her speech has a funny twang; they have some funny ideas about war; had an odd name; the peculiar aromatic odor of cloves; something definitely queer about this town; what a rum fellow; singular behavior


Similar words: eerie, eery

Definition: inspiring a feeling of fear; strange and frightening

Usage: an uncomfortable and eerie stillness in the woods; an eerie midnight howl


Similar words: exotic

Definition: strikingly strange or unusual

Usage: an exotic hair style; protons, neutrons, electrons and all their exotic variants; the exotic landscape of a dead planet


Similar words: freaky

Definition: strange and somewhat frightening

Usage: the whole experience was really freaky


Similar words: gothic

Definition: characterized by gloom and mystery and the grotesque

Usage: gothic novels like `Frankenstein'


Similar words: oddish

Definition: somewhat strange


Similar words: other

Definition: very unusual; different in character or quality from the normal or expected

Usage: a strange, other dimension...where his powers seemed to fail- Lance Morrow


Similar words: quaint

Definition: strange in an interesting or pleasing way

Usage: quaint dialect words; quaint streets of New Orleans, that most foreign of American cities


Similar words: quaint

Definition: very strange or unusual; odd or even incongruous in character or appearance

Usage: the head terminating in the quaint duck bill which gives the animal its vernacular name- Bill Beatty; came forth a quaint and fearful sight- Sir Walter Scott; a quaint sense of humor


Similar words: weird

Definition: strikingly odd or unusual

Usage: some trick of the moonlight; some weird effect of shadow- Bram Stoker


Synonyms: strange, foreign

Definition: relating to or originating in or characteristic of another place or part of the world

Usage: foreign nations; a foreign accent; on business in a foreign city

Similar words: adventive

Definition: not native and not fully established; locally or temporarily naturalized

Usage: an adventive weed


Similar words: alien, exotic

Definition: being or from or characteristic of another place or part of the world

Usage: alien customs; exotic plants in a greenhouse; exotic cuisine


Similar words: nonnative

Definition: of plants or animals originating in a part of the world other than where they are growing


Similar words: naturalized, established

Definition: introduced from another region and persisting without cultivation


Similar words: foreign-born, nonnative

Definition: of persons born in another area or country than that lived in

Usage: our large nonnative population


Similar words: imported

Definition: used of especially merchandise brought from a foreign source

Usage: imported wines


Similar words: tramontane

Definition: being or coming from another country

Usage: tramontane influences


Similar words: unnaturalised, unnaturalized

Definition: not having acquired citizenship