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EtymologyEdit

From Italian far niente (doing nothing), as in dolce far niente. Compare fainéant (idler).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /faʁ.njɛ̃t/, /faʁ.njɑ̃t/, /faʁ.njɛn.te/
  • Rhymes: -ɑ̃t, -e

NounEdit

farniente m (countable and uncountable, plural farnientes)

  1. dolce far niente, sweet idleness
    Hypernyms: oisiveté

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