Languor Lan"guor, n. [OE. langour, OF. langour, F. langueur, L. languor. See Languish.] 1. A state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterized by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity. [1913 Webster]

2. Any enfeebling disease. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

Sick men with divers languors. --Wyclif (Luke iv. 40). [1913 Webster]

3. Listless indolence; dreaminess. --Pope. `` German dreams, Italian languors.'' --The Century.

Syn: Feebleness; weakness; faintness; weariness; dullness; heaviness; lassitude; listlessness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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