Definition of languid in English:

languid

Line breaks: lan|guid
Pronunciation: /ˈlaŋgwɪd
 
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adjective

Derivatives

languidly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He swayed through gaps languidly, gliding into space.
  • The days are spent writing music, swimming and reading while Dominic works in his studio, the evenings spent languidly in his arms in the warm evening air.
  • He is still a charming talker who looks you straight in the eye as he languidly spins out his stories about growing up in Mexico, which he considers his spiritual home.

languidness

noun
More example sentences
  • We meet in Soho, in a tall, skinny office just large enough to accommodate his 6ft 2ins of long-limbed languidness.
  • I think that, growing up in a culture where every second of screen-time has to be justified or is cut, something about that languidness unsettles me.
  • The detective's languidness and characteristic dress, the male formal attire dissembled slightly for the rain-slicked street, has produced its own markers of the urbane, even if drawn from Casablanca rather than Los Angeles.

Origin

late 16th century (in sense 2): from French languide or Latin languidus, from languere (see languish).

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