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EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from Italian dolce far niente (literally sweet doing nothing, sweet idleness).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɒltʃeɪ ˌfɑː nɪˈɛnteɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdoʊltʃeɪ ˌfɑɹ niˈɛnteɪ/, /ˌdoʊltʃi ˌfɑɹ niˈɛnti/
  • Rhymes: -ɛnti
  • Hyphenation: dol‧ce far nien‧te

NounEdit

dolce far niente (uncountable)

  1. Sheer indulgent relaxation and blissful laziness, the enjoyment of idleness.

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ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally “sweet doing nothing, sweet idleness”.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dolce far niente m (uncountable)

  1. dolce far niente (enjoyment of idleness)

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