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

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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
Recent Examples on the Web Dispatched to a small Mediterranean town in southern Italy to retrieve him, Ripley is seduced by Greenleaf’s languorous life of martini lunches and afternoons on the beach. Megan O’grady, New York Times, "How ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ Foretold Our Era of Grifting," 12 Nov. 2020 Don’t overlook the stellar sparkling wines, as well as their late harvest Chardonnay — a sun soaked, languorous dessert wine and one of my favorites in the Valley. Bryce Wiatrak,, "Frank Family: wines with opulence," 29 Jan. 2018 Some seemed to be taking a languorous approach to the crisis. Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, "At the Library, Last Call for Beauty and Books," 14 Mar. 2020 Residents of the San Francisco Bay Area—and anyone who works in tech, really—will get a kick out of the languorous establishing shots and scene-setting of Devs, the new series on Hulu from writer-director Alex Garland, premiering March 5. Adam Rogers, Wired, "Inside Devs, a Dreamy Silicon Valley Quantum Thriller," 4 Mar. 2020 That means warmer weather, softer skin, Call Me By Your Name vibes, and languorous afternoons reading books in the shade are just around the corner. Michelle Santiago Cortés,, "Starbucks’ Spring Menu Is Here & These Iced Drinks Are The Best Part," 3 Mar. 2020 Before its diva-like exit, my starter had been languorous, creamy. Washington Post, "My son moved out, and my sourdough starter moved in.," 28 Oct. 2019 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

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First Known Use of languorous

1753, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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15 Nov 2020

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“Languorous.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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