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languid

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Synonyms for languid

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Antonyms for languid

  • active
  • energetic
  • hard-working
  • hurried
  • lively
  • alert
  • animated
  • spirited
  • vivacious
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Her applause was not languid applause, neither was it without discrimination.

Mrs. Beaufort, languid and afflicted with headache, said little.

But this languid century was to close with a tremendous explosion.

She lifted a deep, languid glance upon me and shook her head.

With a languid movement she eked out the thought that was in her.

She fell into a languid state from that moment, and at the end of three days she died.

She had large, low-lidded eyes, which lent her face a languid air.

Reclining on his divan he looked her up and down with a languid eye.

"Oh, not at all," the other answered with languid acquiescence, as he seated himself.

The dog submitted to the operation with languid resignation.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, from Middle French languide (16c.) and directly from Latin languidus "faint, listless," from languere "be weak or faint," from PIE root *(s)leg- "to be slack" (see lax). Related: Languidly; languidness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LANGUID

anemic

adjectivefeeble
  • ashen
  • bloodless
  • etiolated
  • faint
  • languid
  • lifeless
  • listless
  • livid
  • low
  • lusterless
  • pale
  • pallid
  • sickly
  • wan

apathetic

adjectiveuncaring, disinterested

drawling

adjectivemonotonous
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