- The definition of languor is a lack of energy, interest or movement.
An example of languor is someone sitting on the couch watching television all day.
- a lack of vigor or vitality; weakness
- a lack of interest or spirit; feeling of listlessness; indifference
- the condition of being still, sluggish, or dull
Origin: Middle English langour from Old French langueur from Classical Latin languor from languere, to be weary: see languid
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- Lack of physical or mental energy; listlessness. See Synonyms at lethargy.
- A dreamy, lazy mood or quality: “It was hot, yet with a sweet languor about it” (Theodore Dreiser).
- Oppressive quiet or stillness.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from languēre, to be languid; see languish.
- lanˈguor·ous adjective
- lanˈguor·ous·ly adverb
- lanˈguor·ous·ness noun