Definition of Languor

1. Noun. A relaxed comfortable feeling.

Exact synonyms: Dreaminess
Generic synonyms: Easiness, Relaxation
Derivative terms: Dreamy, Dreamy



2. Noun. A feeling of lack of interest or energy.
Exact synonyms: Lassitude, Listlessness
Generic synonyms: Apathy
Derivative terms: Listless, Listless

3. Noun. Inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy. "The general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"

Definition of Languor

1. n. A state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterized by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity.

Definition of Languor

1. Noun. a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling: lassitude ¹

2. Noun. listless indolence; dreaminess ¹

3. Noun. dullness, sluggishness; lack of vigor; stagnation ¹

4. Noun. (obsolete countable) An enfeebling disease; suffering ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Languor

1. the state of being languid [n -S]

Medical Definition of Languor

1. 1. A state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterised by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity. 2. Any enfeebling disease. "Sick men with divers languors." (Wyclif (Luke iv. 40)) 3. Listless indolence; dreaminess. Pope. " German dreams, Italian languors." Synonym: Feebleness, weakness, faintness, weariness, dullness, heaviness, lassitude, listlessness. Origin: OE. Langour, OF. Langour, F. Langueur, L. Languor. See Languish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Languor

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languidly
languidness
languidnesses
languish
languished
languisher
languishers
languishes
languishing
languishingly
languishment
languishments
languishness
languisht
languor (current term)
languorous
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languorousness
languors
languour
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langur
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langures
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Literary usage of Languor

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1. A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce (1916)
"While his soul had passed from ecstasy to languor where had she been? ... Her eyes, dark and with a look of languor, were opening to his eyes. ..."

2. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"... the North,(10) who in their turn were unable to resist the summer heats, and dissolved away in languor and sickness under the beams of an Italian sun. ..."

3. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1883)
"Turks in fei, passing in amply stored carriage, heard it, and turned the liquid languor of their ENGLISH ..."

4. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1868)
"... subsides at once into dull passive languor. And now we have, in the hypodermic method of administering it, the experimentum ..."

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