languorous

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

Definition of languorous 

1 : producing or tending to produce languor a languorous climate those hot and languorous southern days

2 : full of or characterized by languor a languorous soak in the tub may be a rare respite for most womenVogue

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languorously adverb

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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 half-hearted 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

Examples of languorous in a Sentence

the drummer's languorous playing caused the rest of the band to keep missing the beat

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The languorous, luxuriant summer of dream and imagination, of blue skies heaped in fleecy clouds, obviously surrendered, if perhaps for only a single day, to meteorological reality. Martin Weil, Washington Post, "After the solstice, rain and gray skies," 22 June 2018 There were languorous afternoons in the angsty, atmospheric bars of Athens, and an impromptu campout near Savannah, the night before its famous St. Patrick’s Day parade. Jenna Russell, BostonGlobe.com, "There is magic in those Jekyll Island oaks," 21 June 2018 Musically, Partch’s more disjointed scores, alternating between bouncy rhythms and the moody languorous passages on an altered violin or altered organ, sounding like nothing else in the sonic universe. Mark Swed, latimes.com, "A festival's final concert brings the microtonal outsiders in," 17 June 2018 Director Luca Guadagino's gorgeously movie is set somewhere in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, in a sprawling, artistically decayed 17th-century villa during one hot, languorous summer in 1983. Mark Rapp, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Silver Screen listings for Feb. 9-15: "Baby Driver" at Case Western Reserve University Film Society & More," 8 Feb. 2018 With a nod of her head, Christina LaForgia Morse dismisses the other two women (Chisako Oga and Velázquez) and begins a long, languorous duet with James Cunningham. David Lyman, Cincinnati.com, "Cincinnati Ballet's 'Bold Moves' is perfect harmony of performing, visual art," 28 Apr. 2018 Director Luca Guadagino's gorgeously movie is set somewhere in the northern Lombardy region of Italy, in a sprawling, artistically decayed 17th-century villa during one hot, languorous summer in 1983. Mark Rapp, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Silver Screen listings for Feb. 9-15: "Baby Driver" at Case Western Reserve University Film Society & More," 8 Feb. 2018 Left in the house are his beautiful, languorous, and withdrawn wife, Katharina, and their fair-haired, inquisitive twelve-year-old son, Peter. Rachel Aviv, The New Yorker, "Walter Kempowski’s Epic Novel of Germany in Collapse," 21 Mar. 2016 The image is languorous and impish: Ms. Lang leans her head back onto Ms. Crawford’s breasts, eyes closed, her smile beatific. Penelope Green, New York Times, "K.D. Lang Doesn’t Have to Indulge Your Constant Cravings," 22 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of languorous

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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langur

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