farouche

[ fa-roosh ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Mid 18th century; Latin

from French, alteration of Old French forache, based on Latin foras ‘out of doors’

Synonyms

  • shy
  • sullen
  • surly

Antonyms

  • outgoing
  • pleasant

Definition

sullen or shy in company

Example

I refuse to bring Emma to social gatherings any longer- she is so farouche it makes others feel awkward!

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