faineant vs indolent what difference

what is difference between faineant and indolent

English

Alternative forms

  • fainéant

Etymology

From Old French fay neant, alteration of feignant (idler), present participle of feindre, modelled on fait (does) + neant (nothing).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪneɪˌɒn/

Noun

faineant (plural faineants)

  1. An irresponsible or lazy person.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:idler

Derived terms

  • faineant deity

References

  • Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary, 1973

Middle French

Noun

faineant m (plural faineans)

  1. lazy person; faineant


English

Etymology

From French indolent, from Latin indolens, from in- (not) +‎ dolēns (hurting), from doleo (to hurt).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈɪn.də.lənt/

Adjective

indolent (comparative more indolent, superlative most indolent)

  1. Habitually lazy, procrastinating, or resistant to physical labor
  2. Inducing laziness
  3. (medicine) Causing little or no physical pain; progressing slowly; inactive (of an ulcer, etc.)
  4. (medicine) Healing slowly

Synonyms

  • idle, work-shy; see also Thesaurus:lazy

Related terms

Translations

Anagrams

  • deltonin, nontiled

French

Etymology

From Latin indolentem, accusative singular masculine and feminine of indolēns, from in- (not) + dolēns (pain).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɛ̃.dɔ.lɑ̃/
  • Homophone: indolents

Adjective

indolent (feminine singular indolente, masculine plural indolents, feminine plural indolentes)

  1. indolent (all senses)

German

Etymology

Borrowed from French indolent.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ɪndoˈlɛnt/, /ˈɪndolɛnt/
  • Hyphenation: in‧do‧lent

Adjective

indolent (comparative indolenter, superlative am indolentesten)

  1. indolent (mentally lazy)
    Synonym: denkfaul
  2. (medicine) insensible to pain

Declension

Related terms

  • Indolenz

Further reading

  • “indolent” in Duden online
  • “indolent” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Romanian

Etymology

From French indolent, from Latin indolens.

Adjective

indolent m or n (feminine singular indolentă, masculine plural indolenți, feminine and neuter plural indolente)

  1. indolent

Declension


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