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a relaxed comfortable feeling
languor, lassitude, listlessnessnoun
a feeling of lack of interest or energy
languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatnessnoun
inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy
"the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"
a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling: lassitude
languor of convalescence
listless indolence; dreaminess
a certain languor in the air hinted at an early summer -- James Purdy
dullness, sluggishness; lack of vigor; stagnation
from languor she passed to the lightest vivacity -- Elinor Wylie
An enfeebling disease; suffering
Etymology: From the langour, langor, from the, from languor, from languere.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Languor and lassitude signifies a faintness, which may arise from want or decay of spirits, through indigestion, or too much exercise; or from an additional weight of fluids, from a diminution of secretion by the common discharges. John Quincy
Etymology: languor, Latin; langueur, French.
Well hoped I, and fair beginnings had,
That he my captive languor should redeem. Edmund Spenser, Fa. Q.
For these, these tribunes, in the dust I write
My heart’s deep languor, and my soul’s sad tears. William Shakespeare.
Academical disputation gives vigour and briskness to the mind thus exercised, and relieves the languor of private study and meditation. Isaac Watts, Improvement of the Mind.
To isles of fragrance, lily-silver’d vales
Diffusing languor in the panting gales. Dunciad.
Fatigue describes a state of tiredness or exhaustion. In general usage, fatigue often follows prolonged physical or mental activity. When fatigue occurs independently of physical or mental exertion, or does not resolve after rest or sleep, it may have other causes, such as a medical condition.Fatigue (in a medical context) often has no known cause, and is recognised as being complex in nature. Fatigue may be associated with conditions of chronic pain such as fibromyalgia, and with many other conditions, including autoimmune diseases. It can also be associated with mental disorders such as depression.Fatigue (in the general usage sense of normal tiredness) can include both physical and mental fatigue. Physical fatigue results from muscle fatigue brought about by intense physical activity. Mental fatigue results from prolonged periods of cognitive activity which impairs cognitive ability. Mental fatigue can manifest as sleepiness, lethargy, or directed attention fatigue. Mental fatigue can also impair physical performance.
a state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterized by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity
any enfeebling disease
listless indolence; dreaminess. Pope
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lang′gwur, n. state of being languid or faint: dullness: listlessness: softness.—adj. Lang′uorous, full of languor: tedious: melancholy.—v.t. Lang′ure (Spens.), to languish.
The numerical value of languor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of languor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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