Faineant definition

fānā-äɴ
One who is lazy or idle.
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Given to doing nothing; lazy.
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Lazy; idle.
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A lazy, idle person.
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Alternative spelling of faineant.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
faineant
Plural:
fainants, faineants

Origin of faineant

  • French alteration (influenced by fait néant does nothing) of Old French faignant idler from present participle of faindre, feindre to feign feign

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition