PortugueseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Spanish arisco.

AdjectiveEdit

arisco m (feminine singular arisca, masculine plural ariscos, feminine plural ariscas, comparable)

  1. shy, aloof
  2. elusive
    Synonym: esquivo
  3. unpleasant
    Synonym: desagradável
  4. (figuratively) suspicious
    Synonym: desconfiado

Etymology 2Edit

From areísco, from areia (sand).

AdjectiveEdit

arisco m (feminine singular arisca, masculine plural ariscos, feminine plural ariscas, comparable)

  1. sandy

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Unknown.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

arisco (feminine singular arisca, masculine plural ariscos, feminine plural ariscas)

  1. shy, skittish
  2. unsociable, untalkative
    Synonym: intratable

Further readingEdit