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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed 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 (plural farouches)

  1. (of animals) wild, shy of humans
    apprivoiser une bête faroucheto tame a wild beast
  2. shy, unsociable, retiring, hesitant
    un regard farouchea shy glance
  3. (of women) distant, unapproachable
    Cette femme est bien farouche.
    This woman is very unapproachable.
  4. stubborn, intransigent
    Les Québecois sont farouches au sujet de leur francophonie.
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  5. (of things) savage, dangerous, fierce
  6. (of supporters) staunch

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