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  • adj.lazy
  • nounidler

synonyms for fainéant

  • idle
  • inactive
  • indolent
  • slothful
  • sluggard
  • sluggish
  • otiose
  • shiftless
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How to use fainéant in a sentence

While a roi faineant may fulfil effectively all the essential duties of sovereignty, an autocrate faineant is an absurdity.
RUSSIADONALD MACKENZIE WALLACE
Yours is the faineant spirit of the decadent, masquerading in the garb of a sham primitivism.
A LOST LEADERE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
I take it as a kingdom, and I cannot be roi faineant, with a steward for maire du palais.
KENELM CHILLINGLY, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
They were the Mayors of that Palace; he only le roi faineant.
LUCRETIA, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
I'd rather marry the roughest viking that ever sailed the seas than the most accomplished faineant.
THE WOLF'S LONG HOWLSTANLEY WATERLOO
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO FAINÉANT

  • couch potato
  • do-nothing
  • fainéant
  • layabout
  • lazybones
  • loafer
  • malingerer
  • quitter
  • shirker
  • slacker
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.