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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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.
2. Slow in progress; tardy. " No motion so swift or languid."
3. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a
Feebly she laugheth in the languid moon. --Keats.
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.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: lacking spirit or liveliness; "a lackadaisical attempt";
"a languid mood"; "a languid wave of the hand"; "a hot
languorous afternoon" [syn: dreamy, lackadaisical,
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
247 Moby Thesaurus words for "languid":
Laodicean, Olympian, abeyant, aloof, ambling, anemic, anesthetized,
apathetic, asthenic, benumbed, blah, blase, bloodless, bored,
cataleptic, catatonic, cautious, chicken, circumspect, claudicant,
comatose, cowardly, crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, dead,
debilitated, deliberate, desensitized, detached, disinterested,
doped, dopey, dormant, dozy, dreamy, drooping, droopy, drowsy,
drugged, drugged with sleep, dull, easy, effete, enervated,
enfeebled, etiolated, exanimate, fagged, faint, fainting, faintish,
faltering, fatigued, feeble, feeling faint, flabby, flaccid,
flagging, flat, floppy, foot-dragging, footsore, foul, frazzled,
gentle, gone, good and tired, gradual, groggy, gutless,
half asleep, halting, heartless, heavy, heavy with sleep,
heavy-eyed, hebetudinous, hobbled, hobbling, hopeless, idle,
imbecile, impassive, impotent, in a stupor, in abeyance,
in suspense, inactive, inanimate, indifferent, indolent, inert,
insouciant, jaded, lackadaisical, languishing, languorous, latent,
lazy, leaden, leisurely, lethargic, lifeless, limber, limp,
limping, listless, logy, lumbering, lumpish, lustless, marrowless,
moderate, moribund, napping, narcoleptic, narcose, narcotized,
narcous, nerveless, nodding, nonchalant, numb, numbed, oscitant,
out of it, passive, phlegmatic, pithless, pluckless, poking, poky,
pooped, powerless, ready to drop, relaxed, reluctant, resigned,
rubbery, run ragged, run-down, sagging, sapless, sated, sauntering,
sedated, sedentary, seedy, shuffling, sinewless, slack,
sleep-drowned, sleep-drunk, sleep-filled, sleep-swollen, sleepful,
sleeping, sleepy, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses,
slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged,
slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing,
slow-stepped, sluggish, slumbering, slumberous, slumbery,
smoldering, snail-paced, snaillike, snoozy, soft, somnolent,
soporific, spineless, spiritless, spunkless, staggering, stagnant,
stagnating, standing, static, stoic, strengthless, stretchy,
strolling, stultified, stupefied, stuporose, stuporous, supine,
suspended, tame, tentative, tired, tired-winged, toddling,
toilworn, torpid, tortoiselike, tottering, trudging, turtlelike,
unaroused, uncaring, unconcerned, unhardened, unhurried,
uninterested, unnerved, unrefreshed, unrestored, unstrung,
vegetable, vegetative, waddling, wan, way-weary, wayworn, weak,
weakened, weakly, wearied, weariful, weary, weary-footed,
weary-laden, weary-winged, weary-worn, wilting, withdrawn,
world-weary, worn, worn-down, yawning, yawny
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