Tuesday, November 20, 2001
languid adjective [LANG-gwid] Drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion; weak; weary; heavy.
Definitions for languid
- Drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion; weak; weary; heavy.
- Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness.
- Slow; lacking vigor or force.
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Citations for languid
Deliberately languid, slow to rise to a dignified height,his handsomely graying wavy hair perfectly combed, Floyd sitsmost of the day with his long legs sprawled under his table.
. . .in the languid heat of Rome, late summer, late afternoon.
Origin of languid
Languid comes from Latin languere, "to become faint or weak; to droop; to be inactive."