Definitions

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  • adj. lacking energy, spirit, liveliness or vitality; languid, lackadaisical

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Producing, or tending to produce, languor; characterized by languor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Affected by languor; exhibiting languor; languid.
  • Dull; tedious; wearisome; inducing languor.
  • Suggestive of languor; seductive: as, languorous eyes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. lacking spirit or liveliness

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Examples

  • They recalled the languorous siesta of hot mid-day, deep in green undergrowth, the sun striking through in tiny golden shafts and spots; the boating and bathing of the afternoon, the rambles along dusty lanes and through yellow cornfields; and the long, cool evening at last, when so many threads were gathered up, so many friendships rounded, and so many adventures planned for the morrow.

    The Wind in the Willows

  • They recalled the languorous siesta of hot mid-day, deep in green undergrowth, the sun striking through in tiny golden shafts and spots; the boating and bathing of the afternoon, the rambles along dusty lanes and through yellow corn-fields; and the long, cool evening at last, when so many threads were gathered up, so many friendships rounded, and so many adventures planned for the morrow.

    The Wind in the Willows

  • A solo for Daniel Proietto, the eerie work recalled languorous images of Nijinsky (it was inspired by his drawings and paintings).

    NYT > Home Page

  • If I had the same kind of languorous pleasure in writing that my younger brother has or that, say, Eudora Welty has, who just gets up with a light in the eye, thinking, "My God, this is a day in which I write," then I could answer your question with a greater sense of hedonism.

    Happy Days Were Here Again: Reflections of a Libertarian Journalist

  • Lelord - the 57-year-old writer whose own smile exudes a kind of languorous wisdom - would never have been able to write his bestselling French novel, Hector and the Search for Happiness, at such a tender age.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Trip-hop is simply a kind of languorous pop music that learned in general from hip-hop, but also from lots of other types of experimental and even academic music that you don’t need real instruments to make music.

    Disquiet » Electronica for Dunderheads

  • There is the obvious connection, as I see it, to lifestyle and aspiration, but whereas Nascar says fast food to me, Mercedes Benz says "slower" food -- hence the all-star line up of languorous dishes and libations.

    Rozanne Gold: Fast Track: Cars and Food

  • It chronicles their childhood, the ups and downs of their family life and the long, languorous days that seem to stretch on interminably as the years go by.

    Fran Lasker: Are You Buying Toys That Stunt Your Child's Brain?

  • Schiff paints a decadent portrait of the legendary Queen of the Nile, her men, her style, and her Alexandria, "a scholarly paradise with a quick business pulse and a languorous resort culture."

    Stephanie Green: Summer Read on Cleopatra Reveals Queen of the Nile Style and Seduction Secrets

  • The slender Walker eventually developed a persona as a strutting dandy, while the stocky Williams played the languorous oaf.

    The Cakewalk | Edwardian Promenade

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  • "...smoothing her skirt with languorous fingers." Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen

    October 17, 2010

  • this word has such a more lovely connotation than the silly dictionary meaning above.

    languorous means a lazy afternoon with a cocktail and a drawl. languorous means laying about with no pants on. languorous means the delicious feeling of slack felt all through your body.

    March 21, 2008