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French-English translation for "paresseux"

 

"paresseux" English translation

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paresseux {noun}

paresseux {m} (also: paresseuse)

idler {noun}

paresseux {m} (also: lambin, feignasse)

sluggard {noun}

paresseux {m} (also: paresseuse, fainéant, fainéante)

layabout {noun}

paresseux {m} [zool.]

sloth {noun} [zool.]

Mais s'inganna qui change la prudence avec les paresseux et immobilité: la prudence est une vertu et de la paresse est un vice.

But s'inganna who exchange prudence with the sloth and immobility: prudence is a virtue and the sloth is a vice.

paresseux {adjective}

paresseux {adj.} (also: faignant)

lazy {adj.}

Il s'agit d'être moins paresseux et d'aller les vérifier pour vrai.

It is simply a matter of not being so lazy and really going to check them.

Cela évoque des images de travailleurs paresseux et de gestion inefficace.

It conjures up images of lazy workers and inefficient operations.

Les États respectueux devraient ainsi pallier les insuffisances des pays faibles ou paresseux.

This way well-performing states can compensate for the underachievement of weak or lazy states.

au nom du groupe PPE. - (LV) Monsieur le Président, Monsieur le Commissaire, nous sommes tous paresseux.

on behalf of the PPE Group. - (LV) Mr President, Commissioner, we are all lazy.

Il se produit lorsque les pauvres sont accusés à tort d'être paresseux, ivrognes, stupides et sans instruction.

Poor-bashing is when people who are poor are falsely accused of being lazy, drunk, stupid, uneducated.

paresseux {adj.}

slothful {adj.}

paresseux {adj.} (also: lent, peu nerveux)

sluggish {adj.}

paresseux {adj. m} (also: paresseuse)

work-shy {adj.}
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C'est une gang de paresseux.

They are a bunch of do-nothings.

La plus grande preuve que c'est une gang de paresseux, c'est que dans le dernier budget du ministre des Finances, le Québec n'a rien eu.

The best proof of this is that, in the last budget brought down by the Minister of Finance, Quebec got nothing.
 

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