17 weird ways to say weird
Slightly risqué or indecent, also applied arbitrarily to things which are bizarre, interesting, or unusual in some other way. The word is often attributed to British writer Victor Neuburg (1883–1940).
Unusual and startling, or beyond the bounds of what is usual or considered correct and proper. The word comes from the French word outrer, which means ‘to go beyond limits, to push to excess.’
Odd, weird, ‘freaky’. The word comes from zonked, which means ‘intoxicated by drugs or alcohol.’
Very bizarre or tastelessly bizarre. The term comes from 1966 American film Mondo Bizarro, which was inspired by 1961 Italian film Mondo cane. These ‘Mondo’ films depicted cultural practices around the world in a disorienting, kaleidoscopic fashion.
Looking or sounding bizarre or unfamiliar. The original sense of the word referred to something (or someone) ‘of or belonging to a foreign country’, literally ‘out of this land’.
Peculiar or individual. The word comes from Greek idiosunkrasia, from idios ‘own, private’ + sun ‘with’ + krasis ‘mixture’.
Amusingly unconventional and idiosyncratic. Zany ultimately comes from the Italian zani (or zanni), the name of servants who act as clowns in the Italian commedia dell’arte theatre.
Off the wall
Eccentric or unconventional. This term can also refer to someone who is angry, or an accusation or statement that is without basis or foundation.
Odd or peculiar. An informal British sense of the word, the word is somewhat dated, but still worth trying out!
Amusing or strange, used to distinguish the two main senses of ‘funny’. How do you mean funny? When something isn’t funny-ha-ha, then it may be funny-peculiar.
(Quelle: OUP Oxford University Press)
Weird= komisch, sonderbar, seltsam, merkwürdig, gruselig, fremd, bizarr, eigenartig, abstrus, grotesk, absurd etc.