farouche

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French farouche.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

farouche (comparative more farouche, superlative most farouche)

  1. Sullen or recalcitrant.

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French faroche, alteration of forasche, from Late Latin forāsticus (belonging outside), from Latin fārs (out of doors).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

farouche (masculine and feminine, plural farouches)

  1. (of animals) wild, shy of humans
  2. shy, unsociable, retiring, hesitant
  3. (of women) distant, unapproachable
  4. stubborn, intransigent
  5. (of things) savage, dangerous, fierce
  6. (of supporters) staunch
Last modified on 20 April 2014, at 19:51