Languorous
Languorous Lan"guor*ous, a. [From {Languor}: cf. F. langoureux.] Producing, or tending to produce, languor; characterized by languor. [Obs. or Poetic] [1913 Webster]

Whom late I left in languorous constraint. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

To wile the length from languorous hours, and draw The sting from pain. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]


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  • languorous — late 15c., mournful, from O.Fr. langoros (11c.), from langor (see LANGUOR (Cf. languor)). Meaning suggestive of languor is from 1821. Related: Languorously; languorousness …   Etymology dictionary

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  • languorous — [[t]læ̱ŋgərəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe an activity as languorous, you mean that it is lazy, relaxed, and not energetic, usually in a pleasant way. [LITERARY] ...languorous morning coffees on the terrace …   English dictionary

  • languorous — adjective Date: 15th century 1. producing or tending to produce languor < a languorous climate > 2. full of or characterized by languor Synonyms: see languid • languorously adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • languorous — languorously, adv. languorousness, n. /lang geuhr euhs/, adj. 1. characterized by languor; languid. 2. inducing languor: languorous fragrance. [1480 90; LANGUOR + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • languorous — adjective lacking energy, spirit, liveliness or vitality; languid, lackadaisical Home for winter break, Eric was being a languorous college student. See Also: languid, languish, lang …   Wiktionary

  • languorous — adj. Languorous is used with these nouns: ↑drawl …   Collocations dictionary

  • languorous — lan•guor•ous [[t]ˈlæŋ gər əs[/t]] adj. 1) characterized by languor; languid 2) inducing languor: languorous fragrance[/ex] • Etymology: 1480–90 lan′guor•ous•ly, adv. lan′guor•ous•ness, n …   From formal English to slang

  • languorous — languor ► NOUN 1) tiredness or inactivity, especially when pleasurable. 2) an oppressive stillness of the air. DERIVATIVES languorous adjective languorously adverb …   English terms dictionary

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