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
But not in the sense that he comes across as languidly aristocratic, or squire-ish.
The cigarette smoke pools at the ceiling an languidly settles down on everything.
The movie is so languidly paced that it occasionally turns vague and meandering.
Students chat or examine their cell phones or study languidly under spreading
  trees.
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