[ lang-gwid-lee ]
/ ˈlæŋ gwɪd li /
Save This Word!
in a way that lacks vitality or energy; lazily:Because sloths move so languidly, and they don't groom themselves, algae often grows in their fur.The day was overly warm, and Em was swinging idly in the hammock, languidly sipping from a glass of lemonade.
in a way that lacks spirit or interest:We filed slowly and languidly into the massive lecture hall.
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
Question 1 of 7
In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
OTHER WORDS FROM languidlyun·lan·guid·ly, adverb
Words nearby languidly
Languedoc-Roussillon, langue d'oïl, languet, languette, languid, languidly, languish, languishing, languishment, languor, languorous
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023
How to use languidly in a sentence
Turkish soldiers sat by their vehicles in the twilight languidly chatting or cooking.Impotent U.S. Airstrikes, Passive Turks and an ISIS Triumph|Jamie Dettmer|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She found the sick woman wrapped up in a warm dressing-gown, reclining languidly in a large easy chair.The World Before Them|Susanna Moodie
She thanked them for their gifts but languidly, and did not visibly brighten when told that her husband was better.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
She looks, a little languidly still, at her doll, which sleeps beside her own bed.Child Life In Town And Country|Anatole France
The men went about with coats out at the elbows, and seemed to drag along languidly to the blacksmith's shop, or to the inn.Papers from Overlook-House|Casper Almore
The new-comer approached the sideboard, leaned languidly upon her elbow, and picked up a half-blown bud at random from the pile.At Last|Marion Harland