languescent

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin; see languescō.

Adjective[edit]

languescent (not comparable)

  1. Becoming fatigued or languid.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      [S]carcely have the languescent mercenary Fifteen Thousand laid down their tools []
    • 1939, British common people, 1746-1938, page 139:
      It had long been languescent and its revival in 1791 was due to the energy of Home Tooke; its membership was chiefly middle-class.
    • 2002, Frances Myers, Swan: A Novel →ISBN, page 217:
      She arrived at the cabin at that late hour of the evening when the languescent river darkened to green-black satin, []

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

languēscent

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of languēscō