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languid

[lang-gwid] /ˈlæŋ gwɪd/
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
1590-1600; < Latin languidus faint. See languish, -id4
Related forms
languidly, adverb
languidness, noun
unlanguid, adjective
unlanguidly, adverb
unlanguidness, noun
Synonyms
1. inactive, inert, sluggish, torpid. 2. spiritless. 3. weak, feeble, weary, exhausted, debilitated.
Antonyms
1. active, energetic. 3. vigorous.
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British Dictionary definitions for languidness

languid

/ˈlæŋɡwɪd/
adjective
1.
without energy or spirit
2.
without interest or enthusiasm
3.
sluggish; inactive
Derived Forms
languidly, adverb
languidness, noun
Word Origin
C16: from Latin languidus, from languēre to languish
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Word Origin and History for languidness

languid

adj.

1590s, from Middle French languide (16c.) and directly from Latin languidus "faint, listless," from languere "be weak or faint," from PIE root *(s)leg- "to be slack" (see lax). Related: Languidly; languidness.

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