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Tuesday, November 20, 2001

Definitions for languid

  1. Drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion; weak; weary; heavy.
  2. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness.
  3. Slow; lacking vigor or force.

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Citations for languid
Deliberately languid, slow to rise to a dignified height,his handsomely graying wavy hair perfectly combed, Floyd sitsmost of the day with his long legs sprawled under his table. William S. McFeely, Proximity to Death
. . .in the languid heat of Rome, late summer, late afternoon. Matthew Stadler, Allan Stein
Origin of languid
1590-1600
Languid comes from Latin languere, "to become faint or weak; to droop; to be inactive."