languid

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From Latin languidus (faint, weak, dull, sluggish, languid).

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languid (comparative more languid, superlative most languid)

  1. Lacking enthusiasm, energy, or strength; drooping or flagging from weakness, fatigue, or lack of energy; indisposed to exertion; sluggish; relaxed: as, languid movements; languid breathing.
    • Jonathan Swift — As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
    • Jane Austen — I was languid and dull and very bad company when I wrote the above; I am better now, to my own feelings at least, and wish I may be more agreeable.
  2. Heavy; dull; dragging; wanting spirit or animation; listless; apathetic.

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References[edit]

  • languid in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

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