[ lang-gwid ]
/ ˈlæŋ gwɪd /


lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow: a languid manner.
lacking in spirit or interest; listless; indifferent.
drooping or flagging from weakness or fatigue; faint.

Origin of languid

First recorded in 1590–1600, languid is from the Latin word languidus faint. See languish, -id4

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British Dictionary definitions for languid

/ (ˈlæŋɡwɪd) /


without energy or spirit
without interest or enthusiasm
sluggish; inactive

Derived forms of languid

languidly, adverblanguidness, noun

Word Origin for languid

C16: from Latin languidus, from languēre to languish
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