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lan·guid

 (lăng′gwĭd)
adj.
1.
a. Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; listless: feeling languid from a fever.
b. Slow-moving or weak in force: languid breezes.
2. Showing little or no vitality or animation: languid prose.
3. Characterized by or conducive to indolence or inactivity: a languid afternoon.

[French languide, from Latin languidus, from languēre, to be languid; see slēg- in Indo-European roots.]

lan′guid·ly adv.
lan′guid·ness n.
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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]
ˈlanguidly adv
ˈlanguidness n
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lan•guid

(ˈlæŋ gwɪd)

adj.
1. lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow: a languid manner.
2. lacking in spirit or interest; listless.
3. drooping or flagging from weakness or fatigue; faint.
[1590–1600; < Latin languidus. See languish, -id4]
lan′guid•ly, adv.
lan′guid•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.languid - lacking spirit or liveliness; "a lackadaisical attempt"; "a languid mood"; "a languid wave of the hand"; "a hot languorous afternoon"
lethargic - deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights"
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languid

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languid

adjective
Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack:
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Translations
خافِت، هامِد، ضَعيف
malátný
sløv
magnlaus, òreyttur
apsunkęs
apātisksgurdensrāms
dermansızhalsiz

languid

[ˈlæŋgwɪd] ADJlánguido
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languid

[ˈlæŋgwɪd] adj [person, manner] → languide
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languid

adjträge; gesturemüde, matt; mannerlässig, gelangweilt; walklässig, schlendernd; voicemüde
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languid

[ˈlæŋgwɪd] adj (liter) (graceful, affected) → languido/a; (indolent) → fiacco/a
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languid

(ˈlӕŋgwid) adjective
without liveliness or energy.
ˈlanguidly adverb
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languid

a. lánguido-a, débil, flojo-a; decaído-a.
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References in classic literature ?
Ah I ever I behold Thy dreamy, passionate eyes, Blue as the languid skies
When to the lake's sun-dimpled marge the bright procession wends, The languid lilies raise their heads as though to greet their friends; When down the river-banks they roam, The white moon-lady leads them home.
Slowly wading through the meadows of brit, the Pequod still held on her way north-eastward towards the island of Java; a gentle air impelling her keel, so that in the surrounding serenity her three tall tapering masts mildly waved to that languid breeze, as three mild palms on a plain.
Holding a clear recollection of these languid easterly sighs rippling unexpectedly against the run of the smooth swell, with no other warning than a ten-minutes' calm and a queer darkening of the coast-line, I cannot think, without a gasp of professional awe, of that fateful moment.
Pondering over a new form of theatrical attraction for the coming winter season, Francis had determined to revive the languid public taste for the ballet by means of an entertainment of his own invention, combining dramatic interest with dancing.
Hence the one provokes and incites the most languid appetite, and the other turns and palls that which is the sharpest and keenest.
How languid their conversation the last evening of their being together!
Rosamond had been prepared for Will's visit, and she received him with a languid coldness which Lydgate accounted for by her nervous exhaustion, of which he could not suppose that it had any relation to Will.
When the swords ran among one another like red-spotted serpents, then did our fathers become fond of life; the sun of every peace seemed to them languid and lukewarm, the long peace, however, made them ashamed.
The man's mind is not so well balanced but that he bores my Lady, who, after a languid effort to listen, or rather a languid resignation of herself to a show of listening, becomes distraught and falls into a contemplation of the fire as if it were her fire at Chesney Wold, and she had never left it.
He gave, at any rate, like a convalescent slightly fatigued, a languid shake of his head.
'No - better - better!' he panted, trembling, and retaining her hand as if he needed its support, while his large blue eyes wandered timidly over her; the hollowness round them transforming to haggard wildness the languid expression they once possessed.