languid

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 languid — languid, languishing, languorous, lackadaisical, listless, spiritless, enervated are comparable when they mean lacking in vim or energy or, when applied to things, the appearance of it. Languid usually implies an unwillingness or an inability to… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 3 languid — I adjective adynamic, anemic, apathetic, apathetical, asthenic, drooping, dry, dull, empty, exanimate, exhausted, faint, fatigued, feeble, flagging, hebetudinous, impotent, inactive, indifferent, ineffective, inert, lackadaisical, languens,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 languid — (adj.) 1590s, from M.Fr. languide (16c.) and directly from L. languidus faint, listless, from languere be weak or faint, from PIE root * (s)leg to be slack (see LAX (Cf. lax)). Related: Languidly; languidness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 languid — [adj] drooping, dull, listless apathetic, blah*, blahs*, comatose, dopey, easy, energyless, enervated, faint, feeble, heavy, impassive, inactive, indifferent, inert, infirm, lackadaisical, laid back, languishing, languorous, lazy, leaden,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 languid — ► ADJECTIVE 1) disinclined to exert oneself physically. 2) weak or faint from illness or fatigue. DERIVATIVES languidly adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 languid — [laŋ′gwid] adj. [Fr languide < L languidus < languere, to be weary, akin to laxus: see LAX] 1. without vigor or vitality; drooping; weak 2. without interest or spirit; listless; indifferent 3. sluggish; dull; slow languidly adv. languidness …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 languid — lan|guid [ læŋgwıd ] adjective 1. ) very slow and relaxed: He lifted his hand in a languid fashion and pushed back his blond curls. 2. ) a languid occasion or period of time is relaxed and pleasant: a languid evening 3. ) LITERARY someone who is… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 9 languid — UK [ˈlæŋɡwɪd] / US adjective 1) very slow and relaxed He lifted his hand in a languid fashion and pushed back his blond curls. 2) a languid occasion or period of time is relaxed and pleasant a languid evening 3) literary someone who is languid is …

    English dictionary

  • 10 languid — adjective Etymology: Middle French languide, from Latin languidus, from languēre to languish more at slack Date: 1597 1. drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion ; weak 2. sluggish in character or disposition ; listless 3. lacking force …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 languid — [[t]læ̱ŋgwɪd[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe someone as languid, you mean that they show little energy or interest and are very slow and casual in their movements. [LITERARY] He s a large, languid man with a round and impassive face... Time spent …

    English dictionary

  • 12 languid — adjective 1) a languid wave of the hand Syn: relaxed, unhurried, languorous, slow; listless, lethargic, sluggish, lazy, idle, indolent, apathetic; informal laid back Ant: energetic 2) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 languid — adjective /ˈlæŋ.gwɪd/ a) Lacking enthusiasm, energy, or strength; drooping or flagging from weakness, fatigue, or lack of energy; indisposed to exertion; sluggish; relaxed …

    Wiktionary

  • 14 languid — lan|guid [ˈlæŋgwıd] adj literary [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: languide, from Latin languidus, from languere; LANGUISH] 1.) slow or lazy and involving very little energy or activity ▪ He greeted Charles with a languid wave of his hand. ▪ We …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 languid — adjective 1 moving slowly and making very little effort, but in an attractive way: Sebastian left with a languid wave of the hand. 2 lazily slow and peaceful: a languid afternoon by the river languidly adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 languid — languidly, adv. languidness, n. /lang gwid/, adj. 1. lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow: a languid manner. 2. lacking in spirit or interest; listless; indifferent. 3. drooping or flagging from weakness or fatigue; faint. [1590 1600; < L… …

    Universalium

  • 17 languid —  , limpid  Not to be confused. Limpid means clear, calm, untroubled ( a limpid stream ). It has nothing to do with being limp or listless meanings that are covered by languid …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 18 languid — lan•guid [[t]ˈlæŋ gwɪd[/t]] adj. 1) lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow: a languid manner[/ex] 2) lacking in spirit or interest; listless 3) drooping or flagging from weakness or fatigue; faint • Etymology: 1590–1600; < L languidus.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 19 languid — /ˈlæŋgwəd/ (say langgwuhd) adjective 1. drooping or flagging from weakness or fatigue; faint. 2. lacking in spirit or interest; indifferent. 3. lacking in vigour or activity; slack; dull: a languid market. 4. slow and graceful in movement;… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 languid — Synonyms and related words: Laodicean, Olympian, abeyant, aloof, ambling, anemic, anesthetized, apathetic, asthenic, benumbed, blah, blase, bloodless, bored, cataleptic, catatonic, cautious, chicken, circumspect, claudicant, comatose, cowardly,… …

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