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Enfant Terrible: Visual Word of the Day
The term enfant terrible is an example of how words can change in meaning when moving from one language to another.
Origin of enfant terrible
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He returned home to learn that his 9-year-old son had been awakened in the night by a terrible dream.Choking Back Tears, Thousands of Cops Honor Fallen Officer Ramos|Michael Daly|December 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The birds are debeaked, suffer ulcers, and terrible feet conditions.The History of the Chicken: How This Humble Bird Saved Humanity|William O’Connor|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Amelia says some truly terrible things to Sam, supposedly inhabited by the Babadook but really consumed in grief.
Most frustratingly for the school chancellor, this made it all but impossible to fire terrible teachers.
I knew because I rifled through his mail that terrible October morning.I Was Gang Raped at a UVA Frat 30 Years Ago, and No One Did Anything|Liz Seccuro|December 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Judge or sheriff, it was all one to them, each being equally terrible in their eyes.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Terror drives you on; fate coerces you; you can't help yourself, and my delight is to make the plunge terrible.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The king was struck with horror at the description I had given him of those terrible engines, and the proposal I had made.Gulliver's Travels|Jonathan Swift
The history of that terrible hour is brightened by many such instances of native fealty.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
He stood listening to what I was saying, and I recall that when I turned slightly and saw his face, it was terrible!The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
British Dictionary definitions for enfant terrible
Word Origin for enfant terrible
Cultural definitions for enfant terrible
A person who stirs things up in an irresponsible or indiscreet way or has unconventional ideas: “Doctor Hill keeps writing articles that criticize his fellow physicians; he is becoming known as the enfant terrible of his profession.” From French, meaning “terrible child.”