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"to be a freak"

Meaning: a person who is extremely unusual and not similar to regular people

Similar Expressions

When talking about athletic ability or physical characteristics:
  • He is a freak.
  • He is a beast.
  • He is a monster.
When talking about other abilities and talents:
  • He is a freak.
  • He is a genius.
  • He is extremely talented.
When talking about a person who behaves in a different way (negative meaning):
  • He is a freak.
  • He is a weirdo.
  • He is a creep.
  • He is strange.
When do we use it?

"Freak" can be used in both a positive and negative way.

We can use it in a positive way when talking about somebody who has extraordinary physical or mental abilities.
  • Lebron James is a freak. He can jump so high and run so fast for somebody his size.
  • Usain Bolt is a freak. How can he run that fast?
  • My brother is a freak. He can read a whole book one time and remember every word.
However, it can also be used in a mean and hurtful way. It is used to tease a person who is different than other people. It is best if you do not use the word "freak" this way.
  • All of the students tease James and call him a freak. They call him a freak because he has a big birthmark on his face. Kids can be so mean!
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