[ lang-ger ]
/ ˈlæŋ gər /


lack of energy or vitality; sluggishness.
lack of spirit or interest; listlessness; stagnation.
physical weakness or faintness.
emotional softness or tenderness.

Origin of languor

1250–1300; < Latin (see languish, -or1); replacing Middle English langour sickness, woe < Old French < Latin Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for languor

/ (ˈlæŋɡə) /


physical or mental laziness or weariness
a feeling of dreaminess and relaxation
oppressive silence or stillness

Word Origin for languor

C14 langour, via Old French from Latin languor, from languēre to languish; the modern spelling is directly from Latin
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