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Below you will find the definition of languor, followed by 40 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - a relaxed comfortable feeling
EXAMPLES - Languor in a Sentence
- Original sin is accordingly called the languor of nature. (source)
- Cumberbatch slides seamlessly from languor to gloomy stupor. (source)
- Judges gave them a 23, which is a little high, given their low-blood-pressure languor. (source)
- It's a rare straight ballad for Usher, whose thin, high tenor wasn't built for languor. (source)
- They had acquired a slowness to their movements, a certain languor due to the hunger and inactivity. (source)
- For many surf bums, periods of languor while waiting for big waves were part of their sport's appeal. (source)
- It was very like a sea, this deadly languor, that rose and rose and drowned his consciousness bit by bit. (source)
- Her eyes, as she raises them, have the hazy, dreamy languor, which is so characteristic of the mixed races. (source)
- He steeled himself to keep above the suffocating languor that lapped like a rising tide through all the wells of his being. (source)
- Lull me back there and I'll dress fitting, wrap the entrails of an antique bird - slithery languor - around my white throat. (source)
- Granted not all games and all apps will succeed on Facebook, as evidenced by the thousands that languor with 500 MAU or less. (source)
- There are 39 species of animals, including 12 rare species such as languor, Tibetan bear, chamois, Loris, and red-face monkey. (source)
- Nothing so much proved the point as the perceived femininity of the East, that beguiling, voluptuous realm of languor and luxury. (source)
- But his long face had nothing of that languor which is associated with long cuffs and manicuring in the caricatures of our own country. (source)
- Else languor comes on; languor which is the beginning of death: and pray remember that iron, which so often causes death, is equally useful for keeping it at bay. (source)
- Contemplating my village, I see it again as it once was, with its languor, its security, the feeling of being of one body with it, of being part of one big family. (source)
- Sometimes my pulse beat so quickly and hardly, that I felt the palpitation of every artery; at others, I nearly sank to the ground through languor and extreme weakness. (source)
- She looked magnificent, wearing an electric grey, long faux fur hat and red scarf, twin elfin lines forming along her brow and the corner of her mouth, languor of knowing. (source)
- The crowd sang on, the song growing fainter in the distance, but still melting with the sensuous love-languor of Hawaii, the words biting into her heart like acid because of their untruth. (source)
- I rushed towards her, and embraced her with ardour; but the deathly languor and coldness of the limbs told me, that what I now held in my arms had ceased to be the Elizabeth whom I had loved and cherished. (source)
- "Yes, he is pleasant to me, as most of his countrymen are; there is a fervor about them, with all their languor, that is refreshing after our stoical Briton; I fear me you were not so well placed, the little (source)
- Such transitions2 often excite mirth, or other sudden and tumultuous passions; but not that sinking, that melting, that languor, which is the characteristical effect of the beautiful as it regards every sense. (source)
- Such  transitions often excite mirth, or other sudden or tumultuous passions; but not that sinking, that melting, that languor, which is the characteristical effect of the beautiful as it regards every sense. (source)
- Its citizens had clearly been through the war, however, and Batavia had emerged from its tropical languor, its streets now roiling with riotous crowds steeped in the hatred born of oppression and racial bitterness. (source)
- He sat in a kind of languor, carrying on within himself a thread of thought, to which his external occupation gave no clue; yet at the same time suffering no indication to escape him of the real condition of his mind. (source)
- Leaving London they went to Paris, where they passed a few days, but soon grew weary of the place; and Lord Chetwynde, feeling a kind of languor, which seemed to him like a premonition of disease, he decided to go to Germany. (source)
- The consequences of the strength of the political spirit are not all direct, nor does its strength by any means spring solely from its indulgence to the less respectable elements of character, such as languor, extreme pliableness, superficiality. (source)
- They hope to inflame the heart by glances which have lost their fire, or melt it by languor which is no longer delicate; they play over the airs which pleased at a time when they were expected only to please, and forget that airs in time ought to give place to virtues. (source)
- Lily was feeling the pleasant languor which is youth's penalty for dancing till dawn; but her mother, in spite of a few lines about the mouth, and under the yellow waves on her temples, was as alert, determined and high in colour as if she had risen from an untroubled sleep. (source)
- Haldane's unusually healthful and vigorous constitution had thus far resisted the infection, but after returning from the sad duty of laying little Bertha's remains by those of her father, he felt the peculiar languor which is so often the precursor of the chill and subsequent fever. (source)
- Days of oppressive weariness and languor, whose realities have the feeble sickliness of dreams; nights, whose dreams are fierce realities of agony; sinking health, tottering frames, incipient madness, and worse, the consciousness of incipient madness; this is the price of their whistle. (source)
- Her spirits, also, seemed less gay and buoyant than usual, and when Sir John and Harry left us, and she had no longer any motive for exertion, a kind of languor came over her, producing a listless distaste for all her former employments; and she would sit for hours poring over one of the (source)
- The ladies of Carolina, I confess, are not generally as handsome as those of the northern states; they want that bloom which, in the opinion of some, is so indispensable an ingredient in beauty; but their paleness gives them an appearance of delicacy and languor which is highly interesting. (source)
- Incapable of finding any satisfaction in mercenary intrigues, they succumb to an indefinable sort of languor, which is called home-sickness, though, in reality, love with them is indissolubly associated with their native village, with its steeple and vesper bells, and with the familiar scenes of home. (source)
- Then came, in a day of absolute idleness, while the showers came and went, and the mountains appeared and disappeared in sun and storm, that perfect physical enjoyment which consists in a feeling of strength without any inclination to use it, and in a delicious languor which is too enjoyable to be surrendered to sleep. (source)
- During the final approach before landing at almost any airport, I find myself strangely captivated by the cheerless landscape visible just beneath the wings: boxy warehouses, weedy parking lots, a dowdy strip mall with a liquor store, lone autos moving with an odd languor, a stranded subdivision or two filled with sooty houses. (source)
- He stood idly, in a kind of languor, looking on while the Curate performed the duties of his office -- feeling like a man whom sickness had reduced to the last stage of life, and for whom no earthly business remained; while, at the same time, his aspect struck awe, as that of a bishop at the least, to the imagination of Prickett's Lane. (source)
- The whole of the dramatic music of the eighteenth century must naturally have appeared cold and languid to men whose minds were profoundly moved with troubles and wars; and even at the present day the word languor best expresses that which no longer touches us in the operas of the last century, without even excepting those of Mozart himself. (source)
- One afternoon -- the spring was certainly advancing, and there was a touch of languor in the air, that heavenly languor which is so sweet a thing when one is young and hopeful, so depressing a thing when one is living on the edge of one's nervous force -- he paid a call, which was not a thing he often did, on a middle-aged woman who passed for a sort of relation; she was a niece of his aunt's deceased husband, Monica Graves by name. (source)
- The muscular appearance, so common amongst the Friendly Islanders, and which seems a consequence of their being accustomed to much action, is lost here, where the superior fertility of their country enables the inhabitants to lead a more indolent life; and its place is supplied by a plumpness and smoothness of the skin, which, though perhaps more consonant with our ideas of beauty, is no real advantage, as it seems attended with a kind of languor in all their motions, not observable in the others. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 40 example sentences provided below is 47.0, which suggests that "languor" is a difficult word that tends to be used by individuals of higher education, and is likely found in more advanced literature or in academia.
We have 12 synonyms for languor.
apathy, dullness, fatigue, idleness, inaction, inactivity, laziness, listlessness, sluggishness, tiredness, torpor, weakness
We have 7 antonyms for languor.
action, diligence, energy, industry, interest, liveliness, vigor
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
Pronunciation: (lăngˈgər, lăngˈər)
View up to 25 definitions of languor from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) Lack of physical or mental energy; listlessness. See Synonyms at lethargy.
- (noun) A dreamy, lazy mood or quality: "It was hot, yet with a sweet languor about it” ( Theodore Dreiser).
- (noun) Oppressive quiet or stillness.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling: lassitude
- (noun) listless indolence; dreaminess
- (noun) dullness, sluggishness; lack of vigor; stagnation
- (noun) An enfeebling disease; suffering
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterized by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity.
- (noun) Any enfeebling disease.
- (noun) Listless indolence; dreaminess.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) Faintness or feebleness of body; oppression from fatigue, disease, trouble, or other cause; languidness; dullness; heaviness.
- (noun) Sickness; illness; suffering; sorrow.
- (noun) Inertness in general; sluggishness; listlessness; lassitude; oppressive or soothing quietude; sleepy content.
- (noun) 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.
- (noun) a relaxed comfortable feeling
- (noun) a feeling of lack of interest or energy
- (noun) inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy