languor


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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.

languor

(ˈlæŋɡə)
n
1. physical or mental laziness or weariness
2. a feeling of dreaminess and relaxation
3. oppressive silence or stillness
[C14 langour, via Old French from Latin languor, from languēre to languish; the modern spelling is directly from Latin]

lan•guor

(ˈl?ŋ gər)

n.
1. lack of energy or vitality.
2. lack of spirit or interest.
[1250–1300; < Old French < Latin languor]

languor

- Any distressed condition, such as illness, sorrow, fatigue, etc.
See also related terms for illness.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.languor - a relaxed comfortable feeling
easiness, relaxation - a feeling of refreshing tranquility and an absence of tension or worry; "the easiness we feel when sleeping"
2.languor - a feeling of lack of interest or energy
apathy - an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
3.languor - inactivitylanguor - inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy; "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"
inertia, inactiveness, inactivity - a disposition to remain inactive or inert; "he had to overcome his inertia and get back to work"

languor

noun
2. (Literary) relaxation, laziness, sloth, drowsiness, sleepiness, indolence, dreaminess, lotus-eating She savoured the pleasant languor, the dreamy tranquillity.
3. stillness, silence, calm, hush, lull, oppressiveness a sleepy haven of rural languor
Translations

languor

[ˈlæŋgəʳ] Nlanguidez f

languor

[ˈlæŋgər] nlangueur f

languor

n (= indolence)Tragheit f, → Schlafrigkeit f; (= weakness)Mattigkeit f, → Schlappheit f; (emotional) → Stumpfheit f, → Apathie f

languor

[ˈlæŋgəʳ] n (liter) → languore m
References in classic literature ?
Yet she had just sufficiently that touch of languor which puts one at one's ease, though indeed it was rather the languor of waiting for what was going to happen than the weariness of experience gone by.
A soft languor spread over her lovely features, but increased their Beauty--.
His eyes gathered in and reflected the light and languor of the summer day.