enfant terrible love

enfant terrible

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One whose startlingly unconventional behavior, work, or thought embarrasses or disturbs others: The radical painter was the enfant terrible of the art establishment.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An unconventional badly-behaved person who causes embarrassment or shock to others.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French : enfant, child + terrible, frightful.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Borrowing from French enfant terrible ("terrible child").

Examples

    Sorry, no example sentences found.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • One who is strikingly, shockingly unconventional. (From WordCraft)

    May 20, 2008