Thesaurus

languor

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of languor

  1. 1 physical or mental inertness the beach was packed with sunbathers wallowing in the languor brought on by a scorching summer day Synonyms of languor hebetude, lethargy, lassitude, listlessness, stupor, torporWords Related to languor boredom, indifference; malaise; laziness; fatigue, sleepiness; narcosis; idleness, inactionNear Antonyms of languor eagerness, enthusiasm, keenness, spiritedness; ambition, enterpriseAntonyms of languor vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity

  2. 2 the quality or state of lacking physical strength or vigor the tropical heat sapped our strength, leaving us in a state of unaccustomed languor Synonyms of languor asthenia, debilitation, debility, delicacy, enervation, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, fragility, frailness, frailty, infirmity, languidness, weakness, listlessness, lowness, wimpinessWords Related to languor decay, decrepitude; breakdown, collapse, prostration; exhaustion, fatigue, lassitude, weariness; defenselessness, helplessness, impotence, impuissance, powerlessness; effeteness, softness, tenderness; disablement, incapacitation, invalidism; damage, harm, hurt, impairment, injuryNear Antonyms of languor energy, vitality; brawniness, fitness, heftiness, huskiness, lustiness, muscularity, virility; hardness, ruggedness, stoutness, sturdiness, toughness; health, healthiness, soundness, wellnessAntonyms of languor hardihood, hardiness, robustness, strength, vigor

Synonym Discussion of languor

lethargy, languor, lassitude, stupor, torpor mean physical or mental inertness. lethargy implies such drowsiness or aversion to activity as is induced by disease, injury, or drugs.
    • months of lethargy followed my accident
languor suggests inertia induced by an enervating climate or illness or love.
    • languor induced by a tropical vacation
lassitude stresses listlessness or indifference resulting from fatigue or poor health.
    • a depression marked by lassitude
stupor implies a deadening of the mind and senses by shock, narcotics, or intoxicants.
    • lapsed into an alcoholic stupor
torpor implies a state of suspended animation as of hibernating animals but may suggest merely extreme sluggishness.
    • a once alert mind now in a torpor


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up languor? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!