Origin of languor
Examples from the Web for languor
The attorney was in that state of fatigue of body and languor of mind in which the least trifle amuses.The Castle Inn|Stanley John Weyman
On this occasion Leon showed nothing of that languor which he had previously affected.The Living Link|James De Mille
"See what this man says: 'If you will only deign to grant me one half-hour,'" she repeated, with an imitation of languor.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
The hour that precedes retirement for the night, when the early luxury of languor begins to take possession of the senses?
There is a hush, and the sweetest song ever sung by sirens is heard, full of languor and soft seductiveness.Richard Wagner|John F. Runciman
Word Origin for languor
c.1300, "disease, distress, mental suffering," from Old French langor "sickness, weakness" (Modern French langueur), from Latin languorem (nominative languor) "faintness, feebleness, lassitude," from languere "be weak or faint" (see lax). Sense shifted to "faintness, weariness" (1650s) and "habitual want of energy" (1825).