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languor

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noun lan·guor \ˈlaŋ-gər also -ər\

Simple Definition of languor

  • : a state of feeling tired and relaxed

Full Definition of languor

  1. 1 :  weakness or weariness of body or mind

  2. 2 :  listless indolence or inertia

Examples of languor

  1. They enjoyed the languor brought on by a hot summer afternoon.

  2. They felt an indefinable languor.



Origin of languor

Middle English, from Anglo-French langur, from Latin languor, from languēre


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of languor

lethargy, languor, lassitude, stupor, torpor mean physical or mental inertness. lethargy implies such drowsiness or aversion to activity as is induced by disease, injury, or drugs <months of lethargy followed my accident>. languor suggests inertia induced by an enervating climate or illness or love <languor induced by a tropical vacation>. lassitude stresses listlessness or indifference resulting from fatigue or poor health <a depression marked by lassitude>. stupor implies a deadening of the mind and senses by shock, narcotics, or intoxicants <lapsed into an alcoholic stupor>. torpor implies a state of suspended animation as of hibernating animals but may suggest merely extreme sluggishness <a once alert mind now in a torpor>.

Rhymes with languor



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