Origin of languorous
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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
September 25, 2013
On through the languorous May warmth travelled westward the long column.The Long Roll
To be likened to the languorous effects of some almost stimulating drug.Erik Dorn
The freshness of the morning had passed and a languorous mist had fallen.
The air was languorous with the scent of jasmin and orange-blossoms.Cabbages and Kings
His breath came quicker; his eyes were languorous and teasing.The Huntress
- characterized by or producing languor
- another word for languid
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Word Origin and History for languorous
late 15c., "mournful," from Old French langoros (11c.), from langor (see languor). Meaning "suggestive of languor" is from 1821. Related: Languorously; languorousness.
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