languid

[lang-gwid]
adjective
1.
lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow: a languid manner.
2.
lacking in spirit or interest; listless; indifferent.
3.
drooping or flagging from weakness or fatigue; faint.

Origin:
1590–1600; < Latin languidus faint. See languish, -id4

languidly, adverb
languidness, noun
unlanguid, adjective
unlanguidly, adverb
unlanguidness, noun


1. inactive, inert, sluggish, torpid. 2. spiritless. 3. weak, feeble, weary, exhausted, debilitated.


1. active, energetic. 3. vigorous.
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languid (ˈlæŋɡwɪd)
 
adj
1.  without energy or spirit
2.  without interest or enthusiasm
3.  sluggish; inactive
 
[C16: from Latin languidus, from languēre to languish]
 
'languidly
 
adv
 
'languidness
 
n

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languid
1590s, from L. languidus "faint, listless," from languere "be weak or faint," from PIE base *(s)leg- "to be slack" (see lax). Related: Languidly.
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Example sentences
His languid rhythms and floating, world-weary vocals revolve around virtuoso
  oud flights.
My mid-morning snack cost about three dollars, a delicious if atypical meal for
  an incredibly hot and languid summer day.
It seems my days of languid train rides have somewhat halted for now.
Far away from visions of languid soups, these churning environments are the
  current best guess for the site of life's hatchery.
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