Definition of Languid

1. Adjective. Lacking spirit or liveliness. "A hot languorous afternoon"

Exact synonyms: Dreamy, Lackadaisical, Languorous
Similar to: Lethargic, Unenrgetic
Derivative terms: Dreaminess, Languor



Definition of Languid

1. a. Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull.

Definition of Languid

1. Adjective. 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. ¹

2. Adjective. Heavy; dull; dragging; wanting spirit or animation; listless; apathetic. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Languid

1. lacking in vigor or vitality [adj]

Medical Definition of Languid

1. 1. Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull. " Languid, powerless limbs. " "Fire their languid souls with Cato's virtue." (Addison) 2. Slow in progress; tardy. " No motion so swift or languid." 3. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a languid day. "Feebly she laugheth in the languid moon." (Keats) "Their idleness, aimless and languid airs." (W. Black) Synonym: Feeble, weak, faint, sickly, pining, exhausted, weary, listless, heavy, dull, heartless. Languidly, Languidness. Origin: L. Languidus, fr. Languere to be faint or languid: cf. F. Languide. See Languish. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Languid

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Literary usage of Languid

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1. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1843)
"(23j The noble ardour of the consul revived the languid spirit of the senate, by a unanimous decree the election of the ..."

2. The Edinburgh Review by Sydney Smith (1869)
"The national response was languid enough as regarded peace and retrenchment, and so stood their position in 1850, when the selection of speeches contained ..."

3. The Greville Memoirs: A Journal of the Reigns of King George IV., King by Charles Greville (1903)
"... Lord Elles- mere—Violent Opposition to the Government on the China Question— languid Defence of the Government—Impending Dissolution—Popularity of Lord ..."

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