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NounEdit

fainéant (plural fainéants)

  1. Alternative spelling of faineant

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EtymologyEdit

From feignant, the present participle of feindre (to fake, to feign), remotivated by folk etymology in fait (does) +‎ néant (nothing).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /fɛ.ne.ɑ̃/, /fe.ne.ɑ̃/
  • (file)

NounEdit

fainéant m (plural fainéants, feminine fainéante)

  1. a lazybones; one who makes little or no effort

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AdjectiveEdit

fainéant (feminine singular fainéante, masculine plural fainéants, feminine plural fainéantes)

  1. lazy
  2. nonchalant
  3. apathetic

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