languorous

[ lang-ger-uh s ]
/ ˈlæŋ gər əs /
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adjective

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

Origin of languorous

First recorded in 1480–90; languor + -ous
Related formslan·guor·ous·ly, adverblan·guor·ous·ness, noun
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languorous

/ (ˈlæŋɡərəs) /

adjective

characterized by or producing languor
another word for languid
Derived Formslanguorously, adverblanguorousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for languorously

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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