English edit

Etymology edit

freakish +‎ -ly

Adverb edit

freakishly (comparative more freakishly, superlative most freakishly)

  1. In a freakish manner.
    • 2012 April 29, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)”, in (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      “King Homer” follows the story of King Kong closely, with Mr. Burns taking the freakishly over-sized King Homer from his native Africa, where he lives proud as a simian god, to the United States, where he is an initially impressive but ultimately rather limited Broadway attraction.
    • 2014 March 26, Richard Horwell QC, quotee, “Max Clifford's penis 'neither freakishly small nor enormous', lawyer tells court”, in The Guardian[2], sourced from Press Association, →ISSN:
      "Certainly not freakishly small and certainly not enormous," Horwell said. "Not one of these witnesses can be relied upon."
    • 2022 August 23, Luke Buckmaster, “Vampire’s Kiss: Nicolas Cage is unforgettable in this freakishly great cult classic”, in The Guardian[3], →ISSN:
      Nicolas Cage’s performance in the freakishly great 1989 cult classic Vampire’s Kiss transcends language and exposes the limitations of human vocabulary, entering a space sometimes rationalised with the defeatist turn of phrase: “there are no words”.