What does languor mean?

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ˈlæŋ gərlan·guor

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. languor, dreaminessnoun

    a relaxed comfortable feeling

  2. languor, lassitude, listlessnessnoun

    a feeling of lack of interest or energy

  3. languor, lethargy, sluggishness, phlegm, flatnessnoun

    inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

    "the general appearance of sluggishness alarmed his friends"


  1. languornoun

    a state of the body or mind caused by exhaustion or disease and characterized by a languid feeling: lassitude

    languor of convalescence

  2. languornoun

    listless indolence; dreaminess

    a certain languor in the air hinted at an early summer -- James Purdy

  3. languornoun

    dullness, sluggishness; lack of vigor; stagnation

    from languor she passed to the lightest vivacity -- Elinor Wylie

  4. languornoun

    An enfeebling disease; suffering

  5. Etymology: From the langour, langor, from the, from languor, from languere.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Languornoun

    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.


  1. languor

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Languornoun

    a state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterized by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity

  2. Languornoun

    any enfeebling disease

  3. Languornoun

    listless indolence; dreaminess. Pope

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Languor

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. languor

    (け)だるさ,(心地よい)疲労感; 無気力 in Japanese.

    Submitted by anonymous on June 23, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of languor in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of languor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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