What does faineant mean?

Definitions for faineant
ˌfeɪ neɪˈɑ̃; -ˈɑ̃z; ˈfeɪ ni əntfaineant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. faineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy(adj)

    disinclined to work or exertion

    "faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not necessarily work-shy"

Wiktionary

  1. faineant(Noun)

    An irresponsible or lazy person.

  2. Origin: From faineant, alteration of feignant, present participle of feindre, modelled on fait + neant

Webster Dictionary

  1. Faineant(adj)

    doing nothing; shiftless

  2. Faineant(noun)

    a do-nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fainéant

    fā-nyang′, adj. and n. do-nothing, applied esp. to the later Merovingian kings of France, mere puppets, under whom the mayors of the Palace really governed the country.—ns. Fai′neance (Kingsley), Fai′neancy, Faineant′ise. [Fr., faire, to do, néant, nothing.]

How to pronounce faineant?

  1. Alex
    Alex
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    Daniel
    Daniel
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    Karen
    Karen
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    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say faineant in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of faineant in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of faineant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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