from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Lack of physical or mental energy; listlessness. See Synonyms at lethargy.
- n. A dreamy, lazy mood or quality: "It was hot, yet with a sweet languor about it” ( Theodore Dreiser).
- n. Oppressive quiet or stillness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling: lassitude
- n. listless indolence; dreaminess
- n. dullness, sluggishness; lack of vigor; stagnation
- n. An enfeebling disease; suffering
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterized by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity.
- n. Any enfeebling disease.
- n. Listless indolence; dreaminess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Faintness or feebleness of body; oppression from fatigue, disease, trouble, or other cause; languidness; dullness; heaviness.
- n. Sickness; illness; suffering; sorrow.
- n. Inertness in general; sluggishness; listlessness; lassitude; oppressive or soothing quietude; sleepy content.
- n. In vegetable pathol., a condition of plants in which, from unwholesome nourishment, bad drainage, ungenial subsoil, or other bad conditions, they fall into a state of premature decrepitude.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a relaxed comfortable feeling
- n. a feeling of lack of interest or energy
- n. inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin, from languēre, to be languid; see languish.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the Middle English langour, langor, from the Old French langueur, from Latin languor ("faintness, languor"), from languere ("to feel faint, languish"). (Wiktionary)