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See also: lànguid
- Lacking enthusiasm, energy, or strength; droop or flagging from weakness, fatigue, or lack of energy
- languid movements
- languid breathing
- March 10 1753, (attributed to) Samuel Johnson, The Adventurer
- As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
- 23 March 1816, Jane Austen, letter to Fanny
- 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.
- spiritless or unenthusiastic; listless; apathetic.
lacking enthusiasm, energy or strength
heavy; dull; dragging
Alteration of languet.
languid (plural languids)
- A languet in an organ (musical instrument).
- 1913, William Horatio Clarke, Standard Organ Building, page 150:
- As may be required, a small hole is bored in either of the languids, or in the back of the pipe in the space between the two languids. By this means, in addition to the current of air passing between the languids and the lower lip, […]
- languid in The Century Dictionary, New York, N.Y.: The Century Co., 1911.