Word of the Week: farouche (fä-RŌŌSH)


(Adjective) Sullen, shy, and repellent in manner.

In Context

“In the wilder places, farouche-looking tribesmen, nomads and the very strange strangers she ran into were hailed with the cheerful confidence of a girl guide on an outing.”

Moira Verscboyle, “Ireland to India,” The Irish Times, June 19, 1965.