Definition of Enfant terrible

1. Noun. A person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others.

Generic synonyms: Nonconformist, Recusant



Definition of Enfant terrible

1. Noun. An unconventional badly-behaved person who causes embarrassment or shock to others. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Enfant Terrible

enewed
enewing
enews
enface
enfaced
enfaces
enfacing
enfame
enfamish
enfamished
enfamishes
enfamishing
enfancy
enfant
enfant de coeur
enfant terrible (current term)
enfantement
enfants
enfants terribles
enfasten
enfastened
enfastening
enfastens
enfeeble
enfeebled
enfeeblement
enfeeblements
enfeebler
enfeeblers
enfeebles

Literary usage of Enfant terrible

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1. Bismarck, the Man and the Statesman: Being the Reflections and Reminiscences by Otto Bismarck (1898)
"... which resulted in the removal of the grand ducal enfant terrible. It happened once that some Prussian officers, who had lived for a long while in one of ..."

2. The Wit and Humor of America by Marshall Pinckney Wilder (1911)
"HER BROTHER: enfant terrible* BY EDWIN L. SABIN This is Her brother ; angel- faced, — - Barring freckles and turned-up nose,— Demon-minded — a word well ..."

3. Mirabeau and the French Revolution by Fred Morrow Fling (1908)
"CHAPTER VII L' enfant terrible QN the ninth of March, 1749,1 at the Chateau de Bignon, an heir was born to the Marquis de Mirabeau. ..."

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