languorous languorous

Definition(s):

  • (adj) lacking spirit or liveliness

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Married women prefer his listening skills and languorous back rubs.
  2. Emotionally speaking, the pacing is languorous; almost all of the film's impact is delivered in its last minutes, when you've almost given up on it.
  3. But the contestants a couple decades ago also seem more deliberative in their answers, more languorous in their spins.

News

  • Earth Core Probe As Controlled 'China Syndrome'

    Visions of languorous Jules Verne-like journeys to inner earth have long been relegated to science fiction fantasy. But that doesn’t mean that the idea of “in situ” access to earth’s upper mantle --- 50 to 100 kms below the surface --- has disappeared altogether.
    on August 1, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. The New York Times' Ginia Bellafante slams "House of Payne" for its "narrative aimlessness and languorous pacing," while The Washington Post's Tom Shales writes, "Everything about it needs a little improvement - except for the things that...
    on Jun 21, 2007 By: Tom Shales Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "There was nothing languorous about the atmosphere of tropical Miami during that memorable summer and autumn of 1925," wrote Frederick Lewis Allen in 1931.
    on Jun 22, 2010 By: Frederick Lewis Allen Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. Chicago's own Roger Ebert, wrote in his Chicago Sun-Times blog "The movie contains violence and death, but not really very much. For most of its languorous running time, it listens to conversations between Bella and Edward, Bella and Jacob, Edward...
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Roger Ebert Source: Examiner.com

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