Synonyms for strange

Grammar : Adj
Spell : streynj
Phonetic Transcription : streɪndʒ

Top 10 synonyms for strange Other synonyms for the word strange

Définition of strange

Origin :
  • late 13c., "from elsewhere, foreign, unknown, unfamiliar," from Old French estrange (French étrange) "foreign, alien," from Latin extraneus "foreign, external," from extra "outside of" (see extra). Sense of "queer, surprising" is attested from late 14c. Stranger, attested from late 14c., never picked up the secondary sense of the adjective. As a form of address to an unknown person, it is recorded from 1817, American English rural colloquial. Meaning "one who has stopped visiting" is recorded from 1520s.
  • adj deviating, unfamiliar
  • adj exotic, foreign
Example sentences :
  • Suddenly his countenance shone with a strange and impressive beauty.
  • Extract from : « Philothea » by Lydia Maria Child
  • Others thought this strange, but there was nothing strange about it to her.
  • Extract from : « Harriet, The Moses of Her People » by Sarah H. Bradford
  • Strange, by what slender threads our lives are knitted to each other!
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • Would he be strong or weak; and what would be weakness, and what strength, in a position so strange?
  • Extract from : « Malbone » by Thomas Wentworth Higginson
  • The steps suggested to meet this impending calamity were strange enough.
  • Extract from : « The Grand Old Man » by Richard B. Cook
  • I'll tell you the strange story of Mary Reynolds on the way over.
  • Extract from : « Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus » by Jessie Graham Flower
  • She was like the falling of this starlight, pure, aloof, and strange and gentle.
  • Extract from : « Way of the Lawless » by Max Brand
  • Thou art a strange creature, said she; there is no withstanding thee.
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Harriett felt nothing but a strange, solemn excitement and exaltation.
  • Extract from : « Life and Death of Harriett Frean » by May Sinclair
  • Is it that it seems a strange and hideous dream, from which we will awake and rub our eyes?
  • Extract from : « Ballads of a Bohemian » by Robert W. Service

Antonyms for strange

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