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languid


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Languid  \Lan"guid\,  a.  [L.  languidus  fr  languere  to  be  faint 
  or  languid:  cf  F.  languide.  See  {Languish}.] 
  1.  Drooping  or  flagging  from  exhaustion;  indisposed  to 
  exertion;  without  animation;  weak;  weary;  heavy;  dull.  `` 
  Languid,  powerless  limbs.  ''  --Armstrong. 
 
  Fire  their  languid  souls  with  Cato's  virtue. 
  --Addison. 
 
  2.  Slow  in  progress;  tardy.  ``  No  motion  so  swift  or 
  languid.''  --Bentley. 
 
  3.  Promoting  or  indicating  weakness  or  heaviness;  as  a 
  languid  day 
 
  Feebly  she  laugheth  in  the  languid  moon.  --Keats. 
 
  Their  idleness,  aimless  and  languid  airs.  --W. 
  Black. 
 
  Syn:  Feeble;  weak;  faint;  sickly;  pining;  exhausted;  weary; 
  listless;  heavy;  dull;  heartless.  --  {Lan"guid*ly},  adv 
  --  {Lan"guid*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  languid 
  adj  :  lacking  spirit  or  liveliness;  "a  lackadaisical  attempt";  "a 
  languid  mood";  "a  languid  wave  of  the  hand";  "a  hot 
  languorous  afternoon"  [syn:  {dreamy},  {lackadaisical}, 
  {languorous}] 




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