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Meaning of FAINEANCE

Pronunciation:  'feyneeuns

WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: [n]  the trait of being idle out of a reluctance to work
 
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 Synonyms: idleness
 
 See Also: indolence, laziness

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fai"ne*ance\, Faineancy \Fai"ne*an*cy\, n. [Cf. OF.
faineance. See {Fain['e]ant}.]
Do-nothingness; inactivity; indolence.

      The mask of sneering faineance was gone. --C. Kingsley.

 

 

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