strangely

strangely
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. oddly, queerly, newly, unfamiliarly, unnaturally, uncommonly, exceptionally, remarkably, rarely, fantastically, amazingly, surprisingly, startlingly, strikingly, singularly, remarkably, unutterably, indescribably, peculiarly, ineffably, uniquely, unusually, uncustomarily, astonishingly, exotically, marvelously.
Ant. regularly*, commonly, usually.

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  • Strangely — Strange ly, adv. 1. As something foreign, or not one s own; in a manner adapted to something foreign and strange. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. In the manner of one who does not know another; distantly; reservedly; coldly. [1913 Webster] You all …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • strangely — adverb 1 in an unusual way: Mick s been acting very strangely lately. | a strangely shaped shell 2 strangely enough (sentence adverb) used to say that although something seems unlikely, it is true: Strangely enough, I wasn t really that… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • strangely — strange|ly [ˈstreındʒli] adv in an unusual or surprising way = ↑oddly ▪ Mick s been acting very strangely lately. ▪ strangely shaped hills ▪ The crowd fell strangely silent. ▪ Strangely enough , I wasn t that disappointed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strangely — strange|ly [ streındʒli ] adverb * 1. ) in an unusual way: Everyone looked at him strangely. 2. ) used for saying that something is surprising or unusual: Strangely, I knew he wouldn t hurt me. a ) strangely enough used for saying that something… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strangely — [[t]stre͟ɪnʤli[/t]] ADV: ADV with cl (emphasis) You use strangely to emphasize that what you are saying is surprising. → See also strange Strangely, the race didn t start until 8.15pm... No, strangely enough, this is not the case. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • strangely */ — UK [ˈstreɪndʒlɪ] / US adverb 1) in an unusual way Everyone looked at him strangely. 2) used for saying that something is surprising or unusual Strangely, I knew he wouldn t hurt me. • strangely enough …   English dictionary

  • strangely — adv. Strangely is used with these adjectives: ↑absent, ↑beautiful, ↑calm, ↑comforting, ↑compelling, ↑content, ↑detached, ↑distant, ↑elated, ↑elusive, ↑empty, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • strangely — strange ► ADJECTIVE 1) unusual or surprising. 2) not previously visited, seen, or encountered. 3) (strange to/at/in) archaic unaccustomed to or unfamiliar with. 4) Physics denoting one of the six flavours of quark. DERIVATIVES strangely adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • strangely — adverb see strange I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • strangely — See strange. * * * …   Universalium

  • strangely — adverb In a strange or coincidental manner …   Wiktionary

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