languorous

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From Middle French langoreux

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languorous (comparative more languorous, superlative most languorous)

  1. lacking energy, spirit, liveliness or vitality; languid, lackadaisical
    • 8 August 2018, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky in AV Club, Jason Statham fighting a giant shark should be a lot more fun than The Meg
      After a languorous stretch of exposition that introduces a lot of pseudoscientific mumbo-jumbo and enough supporting characters to fill a Dickens novel (played by the likes of Rainn Wilson, Cliff Curtis, and Ruby Rose), we follow a three-person submersible down to the ocean depths.
    • 1911, George Sterling, The House of Orchids[1]:
      Warm as a Lesbian valley's afternoon Made langourous with June

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