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  • n  a relaxed comfortable feeling
  • n  a feeling of lack of interest or energy
  • n  inactivity; showing an unusual lack of energy

  • The danger in all this is growing languor and ultimate drowsiness.
  • But no languor possessed the many listeners.
  • The citizens of Xiaoli village move lazily, a languor born of chronic underemployment.
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  • Singles: Van Halen, the Shins
    The song is about tattoos, making bold statements in permanent ink. After the languor of Broken Bells, his project with producer Danger Mouse, James Mercer sounds invigorated.
    Sept. 12, 2013 - San Antonio Express-News

  • Jane Smiley in New York Times
    It was as if he had somehow embarked on a cruise, something he had avoided all his life,Ms. Smiley writes, "and suddenly here he was, far out in a sea of languor with a group of people who on land could be avoided, and were therefore fine...
  • John McCallum in The Australian
    Blanchett prowls the stage with a splendid combination of restless energy and helpless languor. She is like a beautiful but dangerous animal ...... it is marvellous to watch,John McCallum wrote in The Australian in July 2004 of her...

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