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  1. Boris Tatarenko's Avatar
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    #1

    wacky, weird, strange.

    Hello.

    I know several words mean the same thing. I want to know is there any difference between them?

    For example (I don't know how to expain it in English): wacky > strange (sounds more offensive) meanwhile weird > wacky (so it sounds more offensive). It's just an example.

    I do have a lot of troubles to put in right order adjectives. I hope you help me.

    Boris.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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    #2

    Re: wacky, weird, strange.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boris Tatarenko View Post
    Hello.

    I know several words mean the same thing. I want to know is there any difference between them?

    For example (I don't know how to expain it in English): wacky > strange (sounds more offensive) meanwhile weird > wacky (so it sounds more offensive). It's just an example.

    I do have a lot of troubles to put in right order adjectives. I hope you help me.

    Boris.
    I don't think that these three adjectives can be graded in that way.

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    #3

    Re: wacky, weird, strange.

    I'd rank them: wacky > weird > strange > unusual/odd > normal.
    But it depends on what you're talking about (eg. a person, an idea, a photo...), and any adverbs. Also, need I mention it, the context.
    Also, they are not invariably negative, since they could also be artistic, unique, interesting, ground-breaking ...

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