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Thursday, December 09, 2010

farouche

\fa-ROOSH\ , adjective;
1.
Sullenly unsociable or shy.
2.
Fierce.
Quotes:
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:
Farouche derives from the Late Latin foasticus, "without, out of doors."
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