Definitions for faineance

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fai•né•antˌfeɪ neɪˈɑ̃; -ˈɑ̃z; ˈfeɪ ni ənt(adj.; n.)(pl.)-ants

  1. Category: Foreign Term

  2. (n.)an idler.

    Category: Foreign Term

Origin of fainéant:

1610–20; < F, earlier fait-nient, lit., he does nothing


Princeton's WordNet

  1. faineance, idleness(noun)

    the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work


  1. faineance(Noun)

    The state or quality of being faineant.

  2. Origin: Alteration of faineant


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