un languid

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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