farouche

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English[edit]

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Borrowing from French farouche.

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farouche (comparative more farouche, superlative most farouche)

  1. Sullen or recalcitrant.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French faroche, alteration of forasche, from Late Latin forāsticus(belonging outside), from Latin forās(out of doors).

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Adjective[edit]

farouche m, f (plural farouches)

  1. (of animals) wild, shy of humans
    apprivoiser une bête farouche‎ ― to tame a wild beast
  2. shy, unsociable, retiring, hesitant
    un regard farouche‎ ― a 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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