languidly


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.languidly - in a languid and lethargic manner; "the men languidly put on their jackets"
Translations
بصورةٍ خافِتَه أو هامِدَه
mdle
bágyadtan
magnleysislega, òreytulega
isteksizce

languidly

[ˈlæŋgwɪdlɪ] ADVlánguidamente

languidly

[ˈlæŋgwɪdli] adv [move] → languissamment

languidly

advträge, lässig; is that all? she said languidlyist das alles?, sagte sie gelangweilt; the model posed languidly against the sofadas Modell lehnte sich in einer lässigen Pose gegen das Sofa; languidly she waved to the crowdmit einer müden or matten Geste winkte sie der Menge zu; the chords build up slowly and languidlydie Akkorde bauen sich langsam und schleppend auf

languidly

[ˈlæŋgwɪdlɪ] adv (liter) → languidamente

languid

(ˈlӕŋgwid) adjective
without liveliness or energy.
ˈlanguidly adverb
References in classic literature ?
The evening, I remember, was still and cloudy; the London air was at its heaviest; the distant hum of the street-traffic was at its faintest; the small pulse of the life within me, and the great heart of the city around me, seemed to be sinking in unison, languidly and more languidly, with the sinking sun.
Naseby appeared, with stooping shoulders and a heavy, bilious countenance, languidly rising to the trot.
As it was, miserably and helplessly, not half himself, a puppet dreamer in a half-nightmare, he knew, as a restless sleeper awakening between vexing dreams, that he was being transported head-downward out of the canoe house that stank of death, through the village that was only less noisome, and up a path under lofty, wide-spreading trees that were beginning languidly to stir with the first breathings of the morning wind.
By and by one of these rises painfully, and "stretches"--stretches fists and body heavenward till she raises her heels from the floor, at the same time refreshing herself with a yawn of such comprehensiveness that the bulk of her face disappears behind her upper lip and one is able to see how she is constructed inside--then she slowly closes her cavern, brings down her fists and her heels, comes languidly forward, contemplates you contemptuously, draws you a glass of hot water and sets it down where you can get it by reaching for it.
All this passed through his mind somewhat languidly, before he went up to see his uncle.
The grass was wet; the pathways, and low places, were all mire and water; the damp breath of an unwholesome wind went languidly by, with a hollow moaning.
Most of the pupils glanced up languidly, but there were two among them that watched his movements with in- tent eyes.
After half an hour or more, her eyes open again--this time with the light of life in them--open, and rest languidly on the friend sitting by the bedside.
Mr Nickleby shook his head, and motioning them all out of the room, embraced his wife and children, and having pressed them by turns to his languidly beating heart, sunk exhausted on his pillow.
It seems to me," Alexey Alexandrovitch said languidly, and with no haste, "that that's the same thing.
She laid aside her hat in serene silence, and sauntered languidly into the morning-room to keep her mother company.
He listened to the man expounding the slave-morality, and as he listened, he thought languidly of his own Nietzsche philosophy.