Languor

  • 1 languor — I noun apathy, debility, drowsiness, dullness, emasculation, enervation, fatigue, feebleness, heaviness, hebetude, helplessness, idleness, immobility, impotence, inaction, inactivity, indifference, indolence, inertness, inexcitability, lack of… …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Languor — Lan guor, n. [OE. langour, OF. langour, F. langueur, L. languor. See Languish.] 1. A state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterized by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity. [1913 Webster] 2. Any… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 languor — (n.) c.1300, disease, distress, mental suffering, from O.Fr. langor sickness, weakness (Mod.Fr. langueur), from L. languorem (nom. languor) faintness, feebleness, lassitude, from languere be weak or faint (see LAX (Cf. lax)). Sense shifted to… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 languor — (Del lat. languor, ōris). m. p. us. languidez …

    Diccionario de la lengua española

  • 5 languor — [laŋ′gər] n. [ME langour < OFr langueur < L languor < languere, to be weary: see LANGUID] 1. a lack of vigor or vitality; weakness 2. a lack of interest or spirit; feeling of listlessness; indifference 3. the condition of being still,… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 languor — *lethargy, lassitude, stupor, torpor, torpidity Analogous words: exhaustion, fatigue, weariness (see corresponding verbs at TIRE): ennui, doldrums, *tedium: depression, blues, dumps (see SADNESS) Antonyms: alacrity Contrasted words: *celerity,… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 languor — [n] lethargy apathy, dullness, fatigue, idleness, inaction, inactivity, laziness, listlessness, sluggishness, tiredness, torpor, weakness; concepts 315,410,633,748 …

    New thesaurus

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 languor — (Del lat. languor, lánguido.) ► sustantivo masculino literario Falta de ánimo, valor o energía. SINÓNIMO languidez * * * languor (del lat. «languor, ōris») m. Languidez. ≃ Langor. * * * languor. (Del lat. languor, ōris). m. p …

    Enciclopedia Universal

  • 10 languor — noun a) a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling: lassitude languor of convalescence b) listless indolence; dreaminess …

    Wiktionary

  • 11 languor — lan|guor [ˈlæŋgə US ər] n [U] literary [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin, from languere; LANGUISH] 1.) a pleasant feeling of laziness ▪ Lying there beside her, he was filled with an agreeable languor. 2.) when the air is heavy and… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 languor — [[t]læ̱ŋgə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Languor is a pleasant feeling of being relaxed and not having any energy or interest in anything. [LITERARY] She, in her languor, had not troubled to eat much …

    English dictionary

  • 13 languor — noun 1) the sultry languor that was stealing over her Syn: lassitude, lethargy, listlessness, torpor, fatigue, weariness, sleepiness, drowsiness; laziness, idleness, indolence, inertia, sluggishness, apathy Ant …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 languor — noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French langur, from Latin languor, from languēre Date: 14th century 1. weakness or weariness of body or mind 2. listless indolence or inertia Synonyms: see lethargy …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 languor — noun especially literary 1 (C, U) a pleasant feeling of tiredness or lack of strength 2 (U) pleasant or heavy stillness of the air: the languor of a hot afternoon 3 (C) a feeling of sadness because you want someone or something very much… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 languor — n. 1 lack of energy or alertness; inertia; idleness; dullness. 2 faintness; fatigue. 3 a soft or tender mood or effect. 4 an oppressive stillness (of the air etc.). Derivatives: languorous adj. languorously adv. Etymology: ME f. OF f. L languor… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 languor — /lang geuhr/, n. 1. lack of energy or vitality; sluggishness. 2. lack of spirit or interest; listlessness; stagnation. 3. physical weakness or faintness. 4. emotional softness or tenderness. [1250 1300; < L (see LANGUISH, OR1); r. ME langour… …

    Universalium

  • 18 languor — Synonyms and related words: abeyance, acedia, adynamia, anemia, apathy, atony, blah feeling, bloodlessness, blues, boredom, brain fag, cachexia, cachexy, catalepsy, catatonia, cautiousness, circumspection, coma, cowardice, creeping, deadliness,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 19 languor — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. weariness, lassitude, listlessness; indolence, inertia. See inactivity, slowness. Ant., energy, vitality. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. lethargy, listlessness, lassitude; see indifference 1 , laziness . III …

    English dictionary for students

  • 20 languor — lan|guor [ læŋgər ] noun singular or uncount the calm or pleasant feeling that you have when you are tired and relaxed ╾ lan|guor|ous adjective ╾ lan|guor|ous|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English