AskDefine | Define languorous

Dictionary Definition

languorous adj : lacking spirit or liveliness; "a lackadaisical attempt"; "a languid mood"; "a languid wave of the hand"; "a hot languorous afternoon" [syn: dreamy, lackadaisical, languid]

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  1. lacking energy, spirit, liveliness or vitality; languid, lackadaisical
    Home for winter break, Eric was being a languorous college student.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abeyant, ambling, anemic, apathetic, asthenic, benumbed, blase, bloodless, bored, cataleptic, catatonic, cautious, chicken, circumspect, claudicant, cowardly, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, dead, debilitated, deliberate, dilatory, dopey, dormant, drooping, droopy, drugged, dull, easy, effete, enervated, etiolated, exanimate, faineant, faint, faintish, faltering, feeble, flabby, flaccid, flagging, flat, floppy, foot-dragging, foul, gentle, gone, gradual, groggy, gutless, halting, heavy, hebetudinous, hobbled, hobbling, idle, imbecile, impotent, in abeyance, in suspense, inactive, inanimate, indolent, indulged, inert, jaded, lackadaisical, laggard, languid, languishing, latent, lax, lazy, leaden, leisurely, lethargic, lifeless, limber, limp, limping, listless, logy, loose, lumbering, lumpish, lustless, marrowless, moderate, moribund, nerveless, numb, pampered, passive, phlegmatic, pithless, poking, poky, pooped, powerless, relaxed, reluctant, rubbery, sapless, sated, sauntering, sedentary, shuffling, sinewless, slack, sleeping, sleepy, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses, slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged, slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing, slow-stepped, sluggish, slumbering, smoldering, snail-paced, snaillike, soft, somnolent, spineless, spiritless, staggering, stagnant, stagnating, standing, static, strengthless, strolling, stultified, supine, suspended, tame, tentative, toddling, torpid, tortoiselike, tottering, trudging, turtlelike, unaroused, unhardened, unhurried, unnerved, unstrung, vegetable, vegetative, waddling, wan, weak, weakly, weary, world-weary
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