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. Addison.

2.

Slow in progress; tardy.

" No motion so swift or languid."

Bentley.

3.

Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a languid day.

Feebly she laugheth in the languid moon. Keats.

Their idleness, aimless 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.

 

© Webster 1913.

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