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nounPlural enfants terribles
1enfant terrible masculine
- The 39-year-old looks more like an accountant than the enfant terrible of contemporary Hollywood cinema.
- But the enfant terrible of German soccer, who is back in the headlines because of the amorous exploits he describes in his new memoirs ‘I Showed Them All’, is unrepentant.
- I think he is too unassuming, too polite and too well behaved for a champion, and in the era of flamboyant enfants terribles strutting across the tennis courts, he appears to have descended from another planet.
- The best-known works from the end of his career are the texts he wrote for a number of composers ranked among the enfants terribles of the inter-war years.
- Though he was just beginning his teaching career, Barth was, at the time, already something of a controversial celebrity, an enfant terrible among European theologians.
- The enfant terrible of the British art scene raised a cool £11m last week by selling off a load of old restaurant fittings.
- Smith is the enfant terrible of UK stockbroking - revered and feared in equal measure.
- Instead of treating me as an enfant terrible they nurtured me along.
- A new management style was called for: some men in suits to replace the enfants terribles.
- He was an enfant terrible of culinary art, impossibly difficult to work for, fastidious about his creations and possessing a volcanic temper and savage tongue.
- The enfant terrible of the symbolist movement, he wrote some of the 19th century's most visionary and influential poetry and prose before abandoning writing at the age of 19.
- He made his début as a pianist in 1908, quickly creating something of a sensation as an enfant terrible, unintelligible and ultra-modern - apparently an image he was happy to cultivate.
- She was an enfant terrible who didn't care what people thought.
- This has earned him a reputation in the business press and among policy elites as an enfant terrible inclined to stir up trouble wherever he goes.
- They were the triumphal enfant terrible of the UK's post-punk, independent music scene.
- The American concert pianist and composer made his mark in Paris in the 1920's as a genuine enfant terrible, courting controversy and working hard for his notoriety.
- The Art Gallery of Calgary's Basement Show also runs through August, marking a reunion for this group of artists, who were touted as enfants terribles in 1985 after graduating from Vancouver's Emily Carr Institute.
- I'm getting rather too old to be an enfant terrible!
- And what of working with Stone himself, the enfant terrible who seems to thrive on provocation?
- Nonetheless, the enfant terrible was affected deeply by the criticism, writing in his memoirs: ‘This is perhaps the first time it appeared to me that I might be destined to be a second-rate composer.’
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