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faineant


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fain'eant  \Fai`n['e]`ant"\,  a.  [F.;  fait  he  does  +  n['e]ant 
  nothing.] 
  Doing  nothing;  shiftless.  --  n.  A  do-nothing;  an  idle  fellow; 
  a  sluggard.  --Sir  W.  Scott. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  faineant 
  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"  [syn:  {indolent},  {lazy},  {otiose}, 
  {slothful},  {work-shy}] 




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