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Monday, March 08, 2010

Definitions for languor

  1. Mental or physical weariness or fatigue.
  2. Listless indolence, especially the indolence of one who is satiated by a life of luxury or pleasure.
  3. A heaviness or oppressive stillness of the air.

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Citations for languor
Without health life is not life, wrote Rabelais, "life is not livable. . . . Without health life is nothing but languor." Joseph Epstein, Narcissus Leaves the Pool
Charles's court exuded a congenial hedonism. It was exuberant and intemperate, given to both languor and excess. John Brewer, The Pleasures of the Imagination
Origin of languor
Languor is from Latin languor, from languere, "to be faint or weak." The adjective form is languorous.