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languid

[ lang-gwid ]
/ ˈlæŋ gwɪd /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of languid

First recorded in 1590–1600, languid is from the Latin word languidus “faint”; see languish, -id4

OTHER WORDS FROM languid

lan·guid·ly, adverblan·guid·ness, nounun·lan·guid, adjectiveun·lan·guid·ness, noun
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How to use languid in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for languid

languid
/ (ˈlæŋɡwɪd) /

adjective
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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