faineance vs idleness what difference

what is difference between faineance and idleness

English

Etymology

Alteration of faineant.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪni.əns/

Noun

faineance (uncountable)

  1. The state or quality of being faineant.
    • The mask of sneering faineance was gone.

Synonyms

  • idleness
  • laziness


English

Etymology

From Middle English ydelnesse, from Old English īdelnes, equivalent to idle +‎ -ness.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈaɪdəlnəs/
  • Hyphenation: idle‧ness

Noun

idleness (countable and uncountable, plural idlenesses)

  1. The state of being idle; inactivity.
  2. The state of being indolent; indolence.
  3. Groundlessness; worthlessness; triviality.

Related terms

  • idledom
  • idlehood
  • idleship

Translations

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