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flânerie Line breaks: flân|erie
Pronunciation: /flanˈriː/

Definition of flânerie in English:


[mass noun]
Aimless idle behaviour.
Example sentences
  • The figure who comes to mind when I read this is Benjamin's flâneur; and, though Chakrabarty doesn't explore the correspondence between flânerie and adda, the resemblances are striking.


French, from flâner 'saunter, lounge'.

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