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bizarro

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Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
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English

Etymology

From the French bizarre (strange, odd, of fantastic nature), from Basque bizar (beard).

Adjective

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  1. (slang) An unsettling or creepy version of something, especially to those who know the original version.

Spanish

Etymology

From Basque bizardun (bearded).

Adjective

bizarro m. (feminine bizarra, masculine plural bizarros, feminine plural bizarras)

  1. dashing, brave, spirited, gallant
  2. generous, magnanimous, noble

Usage notes

Bizarro is a false friend, and does not mean bizarre. The word for bizarre in Spanish is extraño.

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