Origin of languorous
Examples from the Web for languorous
Each work is a pithy marvel that captures the languorous excitement (and sometimes the radiant gloom) of a summer day to remember.One Perfect Summer Day in Virginia Woolf, Saul Bellow and Others|Matt Seidel|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The languorous passion of the South was her inheritance, and excitement mounted in her while she kept time to the melodious dance.Oh, You Tex!|William Macleod Raine
Sleek, suave men and languorous, desirable women sit amid elaborations, sleep and breed in ornamental beds.Erik Dorn|Ben Hecht
By turns they were dolent, forsaken, languorous, and haughty.L-bas|J. K. Huysmans
late 15c., "mournful," from Old French langoros (11c.), from langor (see languor). Meaning "suggestive of languor" is from 1821. Related: Languorously; languorousness.