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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Disinclined to work or exertion.

Usage examples (23)
  • faineant kings under whose rule the country languished
  • On ne peut pas dire que je sois faineant, ni pas entreprnant!
  • This is no Bonaparte, but a roi faineant, paraded at the head of an army he has no capacity to lead.
  • Mais on s'en fout personne ne me croyait puisque j'etait un faineant affal√© sur sa chaise de cours ... for more
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  • This word was used in the 2006 Scripps National Spelling Bee finals.
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