enfant terrible

Definitions

  • L'ENFANT TERRIBLE
    L'ENFANT TERRIBLE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n enfant terrible a person whose unconventional behavior embarrasses others
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Usage

In literature:

Ah, you are an enfant terrible!
"The Secret of the Night" by Gaston Leroux
He was the enfant terrible of the British Government.
"The Education of Henry Adams" by Henry Adams
Silently rebuking myself as an ENFANT TERRIBLE, I refused to answer further questions.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
The Tirailleurs are the enfants terribles of the French Army.
"The White Road to Verdun" by Kathleen Burke
The Tirailleurs are the "enfants terribles" of the French Army.
"The White Road to Verdun" by Kathleen Burke
B. E., 'l'enfant terrible,' 56.
"The Day of Sir John Macdonald" by Joseph Pope
Dorion, Eric, 'L'Enfant Terrible,' 13, 14, 55.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton
The writings of this enfant terrible of the German Aufklarung fill 120 volumes.
"A Biographical Dictionary of Freethinkers of All Ages and Nations" by Joseph Mazzini Wheeler
Gavarni's celebrated series of "Enfants Terribles" has gone round the world, and called forth child satire in many lands.
"Caricature and Other Comic Art" by James Parton
Her cheeks were still glowing over the remarks of that enfant terrible, Bobby.
"The Carter Girls" by Nell Speed
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In news:

The enfant terrible of street art.
Fashion's enfant terrible is about to have his day in court on charges that he hurled anti-Semitic insults in a Paris café.
The enfant-terrible of French cinema returns.
Chicago's 81-Year-Old Enfant Terrible .
How Culinary Enfant Terrible Eddie Huang Dishes it Out.
The enfant terrible of the American indie scene, Ferrera is known for stark, nihilistic films where seedy, hopeless characters skirt the bleak edges of urban life: essentially a Tom Waits album in the form of a filmmaker.
Sofiane, left, and Kamel Saidi, right, are French-Algerian brothers who own Les Enfants Terrible.
Could Wednesday's show have been a coming of age for London's enfant terrible.
Terrible End for an Enfant Terrible.
It began with a massive earthquake in Haiti and wound down with North Korea once again being an enfant terrible – bizarrely trying to conduct diplomacy through brinkmanship.
Harmony Korine, aging enfant terrible and self-proclaimed "most American" of American indies, finds his level and brings it home to Nashville with the gloriously desultory slap in the face of public taste, Trash Humpers.
From enfant terrible to media darling .
On pouring the 2011 Dashe Cellars McFadden Farm "Les Enfants Terribles" Zinfandel, the first thing you'll probably notice is that it doesn't look like a Zinfandel.
On pouring the 2011 Dashe Cellars McFadden Farm " Les Enfants Terribles" Zinfandel, the first thing you'll probably notice is that it doesn't look like a Zinfandel.
The former enfant-terrible of French cinema, Leos Carax, is back with a new film.
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In science:

The Ornstein-Zernike relation was born of a study of the enfant terrible of the liquid state; a singularity known as the the critical point, found at the very end of the liquid-gas transition line.
Computers and Liquid State Statistical Mechanics
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