lan·​guor·​ous | \ ˈlaŋ-gə-rəs How to pronounce languorous (audio) , -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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Other Words from languorous

languorously adverb

Choose the Right Synonym for 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 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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Ford Picture an early-morning soiree with fruit parfaits, boxed water, and a meditation class as the languorous boat traffic on Manhattan’s East River glides by. Anne Quito, Quartz, "The wellness movement has infiltrated car design," 10 Aug. 2019 Around the Middle East, people of all nationalities relax during the long, languorous summer afternoons. Robin Mather,, "Middle Eastern dips and spreads to bump hummus off your summer menu," 26 July 2019 The graceful lions bask in their languorous power, lolling and growling and setting up the parameters of the story. New York Times, "‘The Lion King’ Review: The Art of Herding Digital Cats," 11 July 2019 The slow, high-flying jumps found in new low-gravity courses are great for creating a more languorous feeling, but courses that play out upside-down are just more annoying versions of those where gravity points downward. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, "Super Mario Maker 2 review: A great sequel, playable on a better console," 26 June 2019 In recent years, however, some food writers and diners have decried what’s been described as the tyranny of the tasting menu, with their stratospheric prices and epically languorous succession of courses. Michele Parente, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Au revoir à la carte: Addison debuts new tasting menu-only format," 17 June 2019 In about eight hours, the Blade Runner glow and urban cacophony of China’s most populous city is dialed down to the languorous rural pace, vernacular dress, and rustic wooden dwellings of the country before the Opium Wars. Zandie Brockett, Condé Nast Traveler, "China's Southern Guizhou Region Is Like a Land Lost in Time," 24 Aug. 2018 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,, "There is magic in those Jekyll Island oaks," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of languorous

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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