Definition of languor
1 : weakness or weariness of body or mind the languor of convalescence
2 : listless indolence or inertia languor brought on by a hot summer afternoon
Examples of languor in a Sentence
They enjoyed the languor brought on by a hot summer afternoon.
They felt an indefinable languor.
Recent Examples of languor from the Web
Somewhere (2010), another study of languor in a luxury hotel and Coppola’s only other original screenplay, is also her finest film.
The year of languor and reckoning begins in sunny May, with Izzy’s indifferent graduation from college and unexpected breakup with Aaron (Jesse Bradford), who’s fed up with her lack of direction.
Then the pace accelerated on the ensuing Presto, Zehetmair emphasizing gradual shifts from rigor to languor then back, as if suddenly awakening from slumber.
Last October, a friend and I, not quite ready to let go of summer’s languor, set out from Austin to spend a long weekend on a quiet stretch of sand.
Regardless, what's largely lost is the editorial languor at most of the properties.
Were only that same urgency and energy found in coverage of government at other levels, where increasingly one finds doubt, languor and a lack of resources.
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Origin and Etymology of languor
Middle English, from Anglo-French langur, from Latin languor, from languēre
First Known Use: 1646See Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of languor
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Definition of languor for English Language Learners
: a state of feeling tired and relaxed
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