fainéant

[ fey-nee-uh nt; French fe-ney-ahn ]SEE DEFINITION OF fainéant
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Yours is the faineant spirit of the decadent, masquerading in the garb of a sham primitivism.

WORD ORIGIN

1610s (n.), from French fainéant (16c.) "do-nothing," from fait, third person singular present tense of faire (see factitious) + néant "nothing" (cf. dolce far niente).

A French folk etymology of Old French faignant (14c.), present participle of faindre "to feign" (see feign). As an adjective, from 1855.

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