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dolce far niente

[ dawl-che fahr -nyen-te ]
/ ˈdɔl tʃɛ fɑr ˈnyɛn tɛ /
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noun Italian.

pleasing inactivity.

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Origin of dolce far niente

Literally, “(it is) sweet to do nothing”
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British Dictionary definitions for dolce far niente

dolce far niente
/ Italian (ˈdoltʃe far ˈnjɛnte) /

noun

pleasant idleness
literally: sweet doing nothing
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