dolce far niente

NOUN
  1. carefree idleness
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How To Use dolce far niente In A Sentence

  • I am tired of the phrase dolce far niente, the sweetness of doing nothing, but what better way is there to describe that day? The Italian Summer
  • Leisure, saunterings through the great balmy pine forest, luxurious explorations of shadowy glens and valleys, full of exquisite varieties of wild flowers; the warm, dry, delicious climate which invited him to take his dolce far niente under the boughs of murmuring trees, outstretched upon a couch of brown pineneedles, as elastic as it was odorous, all promised to bring back his poetical enthusiasm, and to set in genial motion the half frozen springs of his invention and fancy. The Poems of Henry Timrod.
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