farouche

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French farouche.

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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 forās ‎(out of doors).

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AdjectiveEdit

farouche m, f ‎(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

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