Languid Lan"guid, a. [L. languidus, fr. languere to be faint or languid: cf. F. languide. See {Languish}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull. `` Languid, powerless limbs. '' --Armstrong. [1913 Webster]

Fire their languid souls with Cato's virtue. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. Slow in progress; tardy. `` No motion so swift or languid.'' --Bentley. [1913 Webster]

3. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a languid day. [1913 Webster]

Feebly she laugheth in the languid moon. --Keats. [1913 Webster]

Their idleness, aimless flirtations 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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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