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languorous

[lang-ger-uh s] /ˈlæŋ gər əs/
adjective
1.
characterized by languor; languid.
2.
inducing languor:
languorous fragrance.
Origin
1480-1490
1480-90; languor + -ous
Related forms
languorously, adverb
languorousness, noun
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Examples for languorous
  • languorous weekday afternoons are the province of those deemed to be lacking in power.
  • It is not unlike watching the sinewy but languorous.
  • Some writers create indelible worlds in a manner that is at once fervent and languorous.
  • Cut away at the rear to reveal a tattoo at the small of her back, the dress suggested a languorous night in the honeymoon suite.
  • My first taste, a languorous spoonful of whipped cream, was not too sweet.
  • What a deep and languorous pleasure it is, being entertained by disembodied voices in a blurry half-light.
  • Our days were languorous and uneventful, but they flew by.
  • Toward the end of the movie, she's barely awake, and her languorous exhaustion takes on a tragic dimension.
  • Winter-bound bodies grow languorous and disciplined minds lose their trains of thought.
  • The human brain keeps time, from the flicker of milliseconds to the languorous unfurling of hours and days and years.
British Dictionary definitions for languorous

languorous

/ˈlæŋɡərəs/
adjective
1.
characterized by or producing languor
2.
another word for languid
Derived Forms
languorously, adverb
languorousness, noun
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