A girl floats languidly in a pool.
An example of languid is slowly swimming laps in the pool.
- without vigor or vitality; drooping; weak
- without interest or spirit; listless; indifferent
- sluggish; dull; slow
Origin of languidFrench languide from Classical Latin languidus from languere, to be weary, akin to laxus: see lax
- a. Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; listless: feeling languid from a fever.b. Slow-moving or weak in force: languid breezes.
- Showing little or no vitality or animation: languid prose.
- Characterized by or conducive to indolence or inactivity: a languid afternoon.
Origin of languidFrench languide from Latin languidus from languēre to be languid ; see slēg- in Indo-European roots.
(comparative more languid, superlative most languid)
From Latin languidus (“faint, weak, dull, sluggish, languid”).