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Sullen or shy in company:‘how farouche you are—I refuse to stay and talk to you any longer’
- ‘I once said that Jonny was farouche, which he's never forgotten, but he was less so today, despite one of the conceits of the production being that Iago is conjuring the whole thing.’
- ‘They were farouche, romantic characters riding arrogantly through the gardens on their massive elephants.’
Mid 18th century: from French, alteration of Old French forache, based on Latin foras out of doors.
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