dolce far niente

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Italian dolce far niente (literally sweet doing nothing, sweet idleness).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɒltʃeɪ fɑː nɪˈɛnteɪ/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌdoʊltʃeɪ fɑɹ niˈɛnteɪ/

Noun[edit]

dolce far niente (uncountable)

  1. Sheer indulgent relaxation and blissful laziness, the enjoyment of idleness.

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Literally “sweet doing nothing, sweet idleness”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

dolce far niente m (uncountable)

  1. dolce far niente (enjoyment of idleness)