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faineant \fay-nay-AWN\
 
adjective:

1. Doing nothing or given to doing nothing; idle; lazy.

 

noun:

  1. A do-nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard.

 

Faineant is from French, from Middle French fait, "does" + néant, "nothing."

 

A faineant government is not the worst government that England can have. It has been the great fault of our politicians that they have all wanted to do something.

-- Anthony Trollope, Phineas Finn

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