Origin of languid
Examples from the Web for languid
All night long they struggle; nobody knows the name of the harsh light that keeps slowly opening like a languid fruit.
In or out of uniform his motion is languid, his voice relaxed and mellifluous, his movements deliberate, confident.
He was more finely bred than any American she had met, with his bone-china accent, willowy height and languid wit.Tallulah Bankhead: Gay, Drunk and Liberated in an Era of Excess Art|Judith Mackrell|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though his motion was languid, the ball seemed to explode off his fingertips, to gather speed as it crossed the diamond.
By that he means, and I soon discovered, that the pacing is languid and perfectly in keeping with real police procedure.
I found him in great pain, languid, and terrified with apprehensions of present death.
And most often whilst society dines or dances and the elect applaud with languid grace the newest play by Mr. Bernard Shaw.The Heart of a Woman|Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
To wear it makes me languid and frenzied and worn—full of wild goaded saneness and the wish to go violently mad.I, Mary MacLane|Mary MacLane
The play went on, and Kathleen, rousing with a start out of her languid mood, watched it with eager eyes.Kathleen's Diamonds|Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller
From one of these a languid, humorous voice that made Arthur start hailed them.The Seven Darlings|Gouverneur Morris
British Dictionary definitions for languid
Word Origin for languid
Word Origin and History for languid
1590s, from Middle French languide (16c.) and directly from Latin languidus "faint, listless," from languere "be weak or faint," from PIE root *(s)leg- "to be slack" (see lax). Related: Languidly; languidness.