Languid

Lan"guid

(?), a. [L. languidus, fr. languere to be faint or languid: cf. F. languide. See Languish.]
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1. Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull. " Languid, powerless limbs. " Armstrong.
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Fire their languid souls with Cato's virtue.
Addison.
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2. Slow in progress; tardy. " No motion so swift or languid." Bentley.
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3. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a languid day.
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Feebly she laugheth in the languid moon.
Keats.
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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.
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