arisco

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish arisco.

Adjective[edit]

arisco m (feminine singular arisca, masculine plural ariscos, feminine plural ariscas, comparable)

  1. shy, aloof
  2. elusive
  3. unpleasant
  4. (figuratively) suspicious

Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From areísco, from areia (sand).

Adjective[edit]

arisco m (feminine singular arisca, masculine plural ariscos, feminine plural ariscas, comparable)

  1. sandy

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Unknown

Adjective[edit]

arisco (feminine singular arisca, masculine plural ariscos, feminine plural ariscas)

  1. shy, skittish
  2. unsociable, untalkative

Synonyms[edit]