Definition of languor in English:

languor

Line breaks: lan|guor
Pronunciation: /ˈlaŋgə
 
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noun

[mass noun]

Derivatives

languorous

adjective
More example sentences
  • Leisure conspired with the languorous climate to the spinning of dreams.
  • It's so much easier to be languorous and inactive when it's hot.
  • For the last two years, it has been conducted with much fanfare in a carnival atmosphere, and it has attracted young people unlikely to be otherwise interested in the leisurely, and apparently languorous, world of cricket.

languorously

adverb
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  • A no-frills bible of basic cooking, but not an idiot's guide, which makes the most of budget-priced food to wolf down rather than linger languorously over the flavours.
  • Just ahead, several yellow-headed vultures formed a mourning party, and as we got closer, they flapped languorously into the air.
  • Brushing away the crumbs left behind from my feast, stretching languorously as I look about my surroundings, I see doors that lead to places unknown.

Origin

Middle English: via Old French from Latin, from languere (see languish). The original sense was 'illness, distress', later 'faintness, lassitude'; current senses date from the 18th century, when such lassitude became associated with a romantic yearning.

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