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languor

Saltos de línea: lan|guor
Pronunciación: /ˈlaŋɡə
 
/

Definición de languor en inglés:

sustantivo

[mass noun]
1Tiredness or inactivity, especially when pleasurable: her whole being was pervaded by a dreamy languor
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The hedonistic pleasures of languor and warmth - going lightly dressed, swimming in balmy seas at dusk, talking and drinking under the stars - are just as appealing.
  • There's an enormous tension between indolence and languor.
  • The windswept Yorkshire hills, the terraced houses, dappled woods and shadowy interiors, help convey a warm summer languor.
Sinónimos
2An oppressive stillness of the air: the afternoon was hot, quiet, and heavy with languor
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The sea breezes, the tropical languor, that old susegad, had conspired to make Goa an oriental fleshpot.
  • Sometimes both the languor and the silence are overdone.
  • Everything seems to billow, there are clouds of this and drifts of that, totally in harmony with the languor of a drowsy summer day.
Sinónimos
stillness, tranquillity, calm, calmness, lull, silence, windlessness, oppressiveness, heaviness

Origen

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.

Derivados

languorous

1
adjetivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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

2
adverbio
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

Palabras que riman con languor

anger, clangour (US clangor), Katanga, manga, panga, sangar, tanga, Tauranga, Zamboanga

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