fain'eant
faineant fai`ne`ant", fain'eant fai`n['e]`ant"(f[asl]`n[asl]`[aum]N"), a. [F.; fait he does + n['e]ant nothing.] Doing nothing; shiftless; disinclined to work or exertion.

Syn: bone-idle, bone-lazy, do-nothing(prenominal), indolent, lazy, otiose, shiftless, slothful, workshy, work-shy. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]


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  • fain'eant — faineant fai ne ant , fain eant fai n[ e] ant (f[asl] n[asl] [aum]N ), n. A do nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fain'eant deity — Fain[ e]ant deity A deity recognized as real but conceived as not acting in human affairs, hence not worshiped. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faineant — fai ne ant , fain eant fai n[ e] ant (f[asl] n[asl] [aum]N ), a. [F.; fait he does + n[ e]ant nothing.] Doing nothing; shiftless; disinclined to work or exertion. Syn: bone idle, bone lazy, do nothing(prenominal), indolent, lazy, otiose,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • faineant — fai ne ant , fain eant fai n[ e] ant (f[asl] n[asl] [aum]N ), n. A do nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • derelict — adj 1. abandoned, forsaken, deserted, neglected; relinquished, given up, left behind, Naut. (of a ship) a hull; discarded, rejected, cast off or away or aside; shunned, scorned, outcast, forlorn; bereft, adrift, alone, solitary, lonely, desolate; …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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