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Definition of "languid" []

  • Lacking energy or vitality; weak: a languid wave of the hand. (adjective)
  • Showing little or no spirit or animation; listless: a languid mood. (adjective)
  • Lacking vigor or force; slow: languid breezes. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "languid" in a sentence
  • "Even in languid humid climes it is the season of matings and revolutions."
  • "Tired and languid from the morning in the sun, she found herself thrilling to his touch and half-dreamily deciding that here was a man she could love, hands and all."
  • "I find it interesting that the review says the first half was 'languid' - I thought it was rushed and choppy .. the romance is more assumed than shown, which was too bad."