Word of the Day Archive
Thursday December 9, 2010
1. Sullenly unsociable or shy.
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
Farouche derives from the Late Latin foasticus, "without, out of doors."