EnglishClub
Home Learn English Teach English MyEnglishClub

Please note that these ESL Forums are NOT part of MyEnglishClub. To post at these ESL Forums please register ↑ first.


weird or bizarre

Help on English vocab, including idioms, slang and sayings

Moderator: EC

weird or bizarre

Postby TwoFourThree » Wed Feb 23, 2011 2:25 am

Hi all,

Nice to see you. I'm new here.

I would like to know a difference between weird and bizarre.

Let me show you an example.

Lady Gaga always wear weird/bizarre dress, but I like her clothes and accessories.
I think "weird" gives a more negative impression than "bizarre" does, so that using weird in the sentence may be a bit odd.

What do you think?

Thank you in advance!
TwoFourThree
New Member
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:53 pm
Status: English Learner

Re: weird or bizarre

Postby clevermae » Thu Feb 24, 2011 11:21 pm

They just have the same meaning but different in other way of how you are going to use it that matches in your sentences.
clevermae
Silver Member
 
Posts: 49
Joined: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:10 am
Status: English Learner

Re: weird or bizarre

Postby TwoFourThree » Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:59 pm

clevermae wrote:They just have the same meaning but different in other way of how you are going to use it that matches in your sentences.


Thank you for the answer, but I did not follow you perhaps because of my poor comprehension ability. Could you be more specific if you do not mind.

"weird" is often heard in TV shows etc., and they mostly express something negatively with this word. So, I can not help but thinking "weird" describes something negative. That is what I thought.

Thank you
TwoFourThree
New Member
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:53 pm
Status: English Learner

Re: weird or bizarre

Postby jmio » Sun May 01, 2011 10:19 am

More negative<--------------------neutral-------------------->More positive

Weird, bizarre, strange, odd, different, unconventional, creative



This is somewhat subjective. From some people and in some situations most of these words could be used without negative connotations.

In Lady Gaga's case I'd also try "unique", which has a somewhat different meaning but fits her very well, and is generally a positive word.
jmio
Member
 
Posts: 10
Joined: Sun May 01, 2011 9:52 am
Status: Other

Re: weird or bizarre

Postby TwoFourThree » Wed May 25, 2011 8:25 pm

Thanks jmio,

I haven't visited here for a while. The information is actually useful. You feel "weird" is the worst. I realized that there are many more choices which could be better than those two.
TwoFourThree
New Member
 
Posts: 4
Joined: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:53 pm
Status: English Learner

Re: weird or bizarre

Postby TutorVanessa » Sat Jun 11, 2011 1:00 am

I agree. Weird tends to have more of a negative connotation (implication or tone). Bizzare means the same but with less negativity.

You should also check out the thesaurus to find synonyms (alternative or equivalent words). Just type in the word and you will see the meaning and other similar words.

__________________________________________
English Tutor for ESL Students in Victoria BC
Your source for language and academic help.
TutorVanessa
Member
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:07 pm
Status: English Teacher


Return to Vocabulary Help

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests