Fain

Fain

, v. t. & i. To be glad ; to wish or desire. [Obs.]
[1913 Webster]

Whoso fair thing does fain to see.
Spencer.
[1913 Webster]

{

Fai"ne*ance

(?),

Fai"ne*an*cy

(?) }, n. [Cf. OF. faineance. See Fainant.] Do-nothingness; inactivity; indolence.

The mask of sneering faineance was gone.
C. Kingsley.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

fai`ne`ant"

,

fai`n`ant"

(f`n`N"), a. [F.; fait he does + nant 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]

fai`ne`ant"

,

fai`n`ant"

(f`n`N"), n. A do-nothing; an idle fellow; a sluggard. Sir W. Scott.
[1913 Webster]

 

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