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 for faineant
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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] faineant

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  faineant
      adj 1: disinclined to work or exertion; "faineant kings under
             whose rule the country languished"; "an indolent hanger-
             on"; "too lazy to wash the dishes"; "shiftless idle
             youth"; "slothful employees"; "the unemployed are not
             necessarily work-shy" [syn: faineant, indolent,
             lazy, otiose, slothful, work-shy]

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