adjective lan·guor·ous \ˈlaŋ-gə-rəs, -grəs also -ə-rəs\

Definition of LANGUOROUS

:  producing or tending to produce languor <a languorous climate>
:  full of or characterized by languor
lan·guor·ous·ly adverb

Examples of LANGUOROUS

  1. <the drummer's languorous playing caused the rest of the band to keep missing the beat>

First Known Use of LANGUOROUS

15th century

Synonym Discussion of LANGUOROUS

languid, languorous, lackadaisical, listless, spiritless mean lacking energy or enthusiasm. languid refers to an unwillingness or inability to exert oneself due to fatigue or physical weakness <was depressed and languid for weeks after surgery>. languorous suggests a dreamy boredom and delicacy that avoids unnecessary activity <languorous cats lying in the sun>. lackadaisical implies a carefree indifference marked by halfhearted efforts <lackadaisical college seniors pretending to study>. listless suggests a lack of interest caused by physical weakness or dissatisfied boredom <listless hospital patients> <listless children flipping through picture books on a rainy day>. spiritless refers to a lack of animation or vigor that gives one's actions and words life <a spiritless recital of the poem>.


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