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farouche \ fa-ROOSH \ , adjective;
1. Sullenly unsociable or shy.
Solitary and farouche people don’t have relationships; they are quite unrelatable. If you and I were capable of being altogether house-trained and made jolly, we should be nicer people, but not writers.
— Elizabeth Bowen, Letter to the writer V. S.Pritchett
Farouche derives from the Late Latin foasticus ,”without, out of doors.”