Definition of Faineance

1. Noun. The trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work.

Exact synonyms: Idleness
Generic synonyms: Indolence, Laziness
Derivative terms: Faineant, Idle



Definition of Faineance

1. n. Do-nothingness; inactivity; indolence.

Definition of Faineance

1. Noun. The state or quality of being faineant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Faineance

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Faineance

failovers
failproof
fails
failsafe
failure
failure rate
failure to thrive
failureproof
failures
fain
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fainaigued
fainaigues
fainaiguing
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faineance (current term)
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fainly
fainness
fains
faint
faint-hearted

Literary usage of Faineance

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1. The Vikings in Western Christendom, A.D. 789 to A.D. 888 by Charles Francis Keary (1891)
"Carloman, the eldest brother, had died two years previously, after his long enforced faineance at his farm of Otting. There had he built a church and ..."

2. A Supplementary English Glossary by Thomas Lewis Owen Davies (1881)
"The mask of sneering faineance was gone ; imploring tenderness and earnestness beamed from his whole countenance. ..."

3. My Experiences of the War Between France and Germany by Archibald Forbes (1871)
"... and, not having as yet go'; the. gauge of the French faineance in this important department of military operations, gave open ear to all the stories ..."

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