HyperDic: faineant

English > 1 sense of the word faineant:
ADJECTIVEallfaineant, indolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shydisinclined to work or exertion
English > faineant: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningdisinclined to work or exertion.
Example"faineant kings under whose rule the country languished"
Synonymsindolent, lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy
Broaderidlenot in action or at work
Spanishflojo, haragán, indolente, innecesario, locho, perezoso
Catalanmandrós, peresós
Nounsfaineancethe trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work

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