Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday Word: Languor

languor |ˈla ng (g)ər|nounthe state or feeling, often pleasant, of tiredness or inertia he remembered the languor and warm happiness of those golden oppressive stillness of the air the afternoon was hot, quiet, and heavy with languor.DERIVATIVESlanguorous |-g(ə)rəs; ˈla ng ərəs| adjectivelanguorously |-g(ə)rəslē; ˈla ng ərəslē| adverbORIGIN Middle English : via Old French from Latin, from languere (see languish ). The original sense was[illness, disease, distress,] later [faintness, lassitude] ; current senses date from the 18th cent., when such lassitude became associated with a sometimes ratherself-indulgent romantic yearning.
This word makes me think of lazy Sunday afternoons, especially in the summer. I picture myself laying in the grass in the shade of an old tree, listening to the buzz of insects.


  1. Definitely makes me think of lazy summer afternoons.

    1. They are one of my favorite things. They feel like time's standing still.