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Thursday, December 09, 2010

Definitions for farouche

  1. Sullenly unsociable or shy.
  2. Fierce.

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Citations for farouche
Solitary and farouche people don't have relationships; they are quite unrelatable. If you and I were capable of being altogether house-trained and made jolly, we should be nicer people, but not writers. Elizabeth Bowen, Letter to the writer V. S. Pritchett
I was for some reason reminded of Sillery dealing with some farouche undergraduate whom he wished especially to enclose within his net. Anthony Powell, A dance to the music of time
Origin of farouche
Farouche derives from the Late Latin foasticus, "without, out of doors."
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