from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Tenacity; viscousness; viscidity, as of fluids.
  • noun Slowness; delay; sluggishness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Tenacity; viscidity, as of fluids.
  • noun Slowness; delay; sluggishness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun slowness, sluggishness
  • noun "...she walked through dilating space with the lentor of one walking under water..." — Nabokov's Lolita, 1955
  • noun obsolete, physics viscosity


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  • Again only the shrilling of the crickets, the shu-shu of feet, the gentle clapping; and the wavering hovering measure proceeds in silence, with mesmeric lentor -- with a strange grace, which, by its very na´vetÚ, seems old as the encircling hills.

    Glimpses of Unfamiliar Japan First Series

  • As when one school of physicians sought for the universal principle of all disease in “lentor and morbid viscidity of the blood,” and imputing most bodily derangements to mechanical obstructions, thought to cure them by mechanical remedies; (257) while another, the chemical school,

    A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive

  • As to the first point, it is probable that any torpor, or even _lentor_ in the blood, such as scarcely expresses itself sensibly through the pulse, renders that fluid less able to resist the first actions of disease.

    Theological Essays and Other Papers — Volume 1


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  • a. slowness,sluggishness b. tenacity,viscidity


    November 9, 2007