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It’s [Adjective] Monday!

Posted by MyLaowai on Monday, March 2, 2009

Today’s adjective is:


1. Given to doing nothing; idle.

Pronunciation: fey-nee-uhnt; Fr. fe-ney-ahn

Origin: 1610–20; < F, earlier fait-nient, lit., he does nothing, pseudo-etymological alter. of OF faignant idler, n. use of prp. of se faindre to shirk.

Example: Oh M’sieur Wang, tu es vraiment fainéant! – You are really lazy!

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