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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

(ˈlæŋ 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

languor

noun
A deficiency in mental and physical alertness and activity:
Translations

languor

[ˈlæŋgəʳ] Nlanguidez f

languor

[ˈlæŋgər] nlangueur f

languor

n (= indolence)Trägheit f, → Schläfrigkeit f; (= weakness)Mattigkeit f, → Schlappheit f; (emotional) → Stumpfheit f, → Apathie f

languor

[ˈlæŋgəʳ] n (liter) → languore m
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It is perhaps this languorousness which makes her sing "at" the moon.