languorous


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lan·guor

 (lăng′gər, lăng′ər)
n.
1. Lack of physical or mental energy; listlessness: "the languor of the men, induced by the heat" (Herman Melville). See Synonyms at lethargy.
2. A dreamy, lazy, or sensual quality, as of expression: "the clarity of her complexion, the length and languor of her eyelashes" (Jhumpa Lahiri).
3. Oppressive stillness, especially of the air: the languor of a hot July afternoon.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from languēre, to be languid; see languish.]

lan′guor·ous adj.
lan′guor·ous·ly adv.
lan′guor·ous·ness n.

languorous

(ˈlæŋɡərəs)
adj
1. characterized by or producing languor
2. another word for languid
ˈlanguorously adv
ˈlanguorousness n

lan•guor•ous

(ˈlæŋ gər əs)

adj.
1. characterized by languor; languid.
2. inducing languor: languorous fragrance.
[1480–90]
lan′guor•ous•ly, adv.
lan′guor•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.languorous - lacking spirit or liveliness; "a lackadaisical attempt"; "a languid mood"; "a languid wave of the hand"; "a hot languorous afternoon"
lethargic, unenrgetic - deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights"

languorous

adjective
Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack:
Translations

languorous

[ˈlæŋgərəs] ADJlánguido

languorous

[ˈlæŋgərəs] adjalangui(e)

languorous

adjträge, schläfrig; heatschläfrig, wohlig; feelingwohlig; musicschmelzend; rhythm, metregleitend, getragen; tone, voiceschläfrig; a languorous beautyeine schwüle Schönheit

languorous

[ˈlæŋgərəs] adj (liter) → languido/a
References in classic literature ?
The sun was low in the west, and the breeze soft and languorous that came up from the south, charged with the seductive odor of the sea.
You know you believe it all," said Lord Henry, looking at him with his dreamy languorous eyes.
I closed my eyes in languorous ecstasy and waited, waited with beating heart.
The atmosphere beneath is languorous, and is so tinged with azure that what artists call the middle distance partakes also of that hue, while the horizon beyond is of the deepest ultramarine.
Equally indolent were the motions of the Mosula youth as he drew his skiff beneath an overhanging limb of a great tree that leaned down to implant a farewell kiss upon the bosom of the departing water, caressing with green fronds the soft breast of its languorous love.
It entered into them, dreamy and languorous, weakening the fibres of resolution, suffusing the face of morality, or of judgment, with haze and purple mist.
He saw her standing there, amid the languorous shadows of August, pale with feeling, wide-eyed, trembling.
ACHINGLY cool style casts a disdainful glance at substance in Angelina Jolie Pitt's languorous examination of marital discord in a 1970s resort in the south of France.
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The loose and languorous groove of Bother Me, the slinky, daydreamer Ride, and Humanize, in which she channels her hometown royal ruler, all shine.
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It's typical languorous Delius, very pleasant and well played by Peter Fisher who also directs the orchestra.