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ˈlæŋ gwɪdlan·guid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dreamy, lackadaisical, languid, languorous(adj)

    lacking spirit or liveliness

    "a lackadaisical attempt"; "a languid mood"; "a languid wave of the hand"; "a hot languorous afternoon"


  1. languid(Adjective)

    Lacking enthusiasm, energy, or strength; drooping or flagging from weakness, fatigue, or lack of energy; indisposed to exertion; sluggish; relaxed: as, languid movements; languid breathing.

    Etymology: From languidus.

  2. languid(Adjective)

    Heavy; dull; dragging; wanting spirit or animation; listless; apathetic.

    Etymology: From languidus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Languid(adj)

    drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull

  2. Languid(adj)

    slow in progress; tardy

  3. Languid(adj)

    promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a languid day

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Languid

    lang′gwid, adj. slack or feeble: flagging: exhausted: sluggish: spiritless.—adj. Languesc′ent, growing languid.—adv. Lang′uidly.—n. Lang′uidness. [Fr.,—L. languiduslanguēre, to be weak.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of languid in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of languid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of languid in a Sentence

  1. Edmund Burke:

    In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish; and of all things afraid of being too much in the right. But the works of malice and injustice are quite in another style. They are finished with a bold, masterly hand; touched as they are with the spirit of those vehement passions that call forth all our energies, whenever we oppress and persecute.

  2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Poor little Foal of an oppressed race! I love the languid patience of thy face.

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