Definition of languor noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlæŋɡə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlæŋɡər//
[uncountable, singular] (literary) Lazy
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the pleasant state of feeling lazy and without energy A delicious languor was stealing over him. See related entries: Lazy Word OriginMiddle English: via Old French from Latin, from languere, related to laxus ‘loose, lax’. The original sense was ‘illness, distress’, later ‘faintness, lassitude’; current senses date from the 18th cent., when such lassitude became associated with a romantic longing.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: languor