queer +‎ -ly


queerly (comparative more queerly, superlative most queerly)

  1. (dated) In a queer (strange) manner.
    • 1929, Robert Dean Frisbee, The Book of Puka-Puka (republished by Eland, 2019; p. 118):
      Little Sea grumbled in her sleep, while Desire, with wide-open, faunlike eyes, stared queerly at me.
    Synonyms: eccentrically, unconventionally, oddly
  2. (uncommon) In a queer way (a way not conforming to conventional heterosexual norms), or in a way consistent with queer theory.
    • 2005, James Thomas Sears, Youth, Education, and Sexualities: K-Z (→ISBN), page 680:
      Queer Pedagogy
      Kevin C. Franck
      Queer pedagogy is less concerned with integrating gay and lesbian content [... and is rather] an attempt to destabilize pedagogical practice and to develop guidelines for teaching and learning queerly.