oddly enough

oddly enough
surprisingly, interestingly

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • oddly enough — strangely/oddly/enough phrase used for showing that you think a particular fact is strange or surprising Thesaurus: ways of saying that you are surprised or shockedsynonym Main entry: enough * * * ˌcuriously, ˌfunnily, ˌoddly, ˌstrange …   Useful english dictionary

  • enough — [ē nuf′, inuf′] adj. [ME inough < OE genoh < Gmc comp. (seen also in Ger genug , ON gnogr, Goth ganohs) < ge , intens. + * noh, enough < IE base * enek , * nek , to attain, achieve > L nactus, attained, Sans nákşati, (he) attains]… …   English World dictionary

  • oddly — odd|ly [ adli ] adverb 1. ) in an unusual way that attracts your interest or attention: Did you notice how oddly he was behaving? oddly assorted (=not seeming to belong together): an oddly assorted bunch of musicians 2. ) oddly or oddly enough… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • oddly */ — UK [ˈɒdlɪ] / US [ˈɑdlɪ] adverb 1) in an unusual way that attracts your interest or attention Did you notice how oddly he was behaving? oddly assorted (= not seeming to belong together): an oddly assorted bunch of musicians 2) oddly or oddly… …   English dictionary

  • oddly — adverb 1 in a strange or unusual way: Brenda s been acting oddly this week. 2 also oddly enough (sentence adverb) used to say that something seems strange or surprising: Oddly enough, her anger made her seem more attractive. 3 oddly… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • oddly — odd|ly [ˈɔdli US ˈa:dli] adv 1.) in a strange or unusual way ▪ She s been behaving oddly this week. 2.) also oddly enough [sentence adverb] used to say that something seems strange or surprising ▪ Oddly enough, someone asked me the same question… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • enough */*/*/ — UK [ɪˈnʌf] / US adverb, determiner, pronoun Summary: Enough can be used in the following ways: as a determiner (followed by a plural or uncountable noun): There isn t enough time. ♦ Have I made enough sandwiches? as a pronoun: I ve only got £12 – …   English dictionary

  • enough — adj., n., adv., & int. adj. as much or as many as required (we have enough apples; we do not have enough sugar; earned enough money to buy a house). n. an amount or quantity that is enough (we have enough of everything now; enough is as good as a …   Useful english dictionary

  • enough, sufficient — These words are interchangeable, as is pointed out under ample, enough. Each means adequate, equal to the required amount : We have enough food to last us for a week. We have sufficient money to buy more when we need it. These words should not be …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • oddly — [ˈɒdli] adv 1) in an unusual way that attracts your interest or attention 2) oddly or oddly enough used for saying that something is not what you would expect in a particular situation …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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