languorous

[lang-ger-uh s]

adjective

characterized by languor; languid.
inducing languor: languorous fragrance.

Nearby words

  1. languid,
  2. languish,
  3. languishing,
  4. languishment,
  5. languor,
  6. languorously,
  7. langur,
  8. lani-,
  9. laniakea,
  10. laniard

Origin of languorous

First recorded in 1480–90; languor + -ous

Related formslan·guor·ous·ly, adverblan·guor·ous·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for languorous

languorous

adjective

characterized by or producing languor
another word for languid
Derived Formslanguorously, adverblanguorousness, noun

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Word Origin and History for languorous

languorous

adj.

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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