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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɒltʃeɪ fɑː nɪˈɛnteɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdoʊltʃeɪ fɑɹ niˈɛnteɪ/

NounEdit

dolce far niente (uncountable)

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

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Literally “sweet doing nothing, sweet idleness”.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

dolce far niente m (uncountable)

  1. dolce far niente (enjoyment of idleness)