Definition of flânerie in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌflän(ə)ˈrē/


Aimless idle behavior.
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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Syllabification: flâ·ne·rie

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