Definición de languid en inglés:

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languid

Pronunciación: /ˈlaŋɡwɪd/

adjetivo

1(Of a person, manner, or gesture) having or showing a disinclination for physical exertion or effort: his languid demeanour irritated her
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • ‘Good man,’ commented Robert, still training the barrel on the man with a languid manner.
  • But listen hard and you'll hear an attention to detail belied by the languid grace of Le Fumeur de Ciel.
  • Arens was in his early forties, sandy haired and had an almost languid grace.
Sinónimos
relaxed, unhurried, languorous, unenergetic, lacking in energy, slow, slow-moving;
listless, lethargic, phlegmatic, torpid, sluggish, lazy, idle, slothful, inactive, indolent, lackadaisical, apathetic, indifferent, uninterested, impassive
informal laid back
rare otiose, pococurante, Laodicean
1.1(Of a period of time) relaxed and peaceful: the terrace was perfect for languid days in the Italian sun
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Summer's here… and it's time for those long, lazy, languid days, filled with nothing more demanding than cool dips in the pool, cooler drinks and perhaps some daydreaming.
  • In the hotel's 11-acre palm-fringed ground mynah birds chatter, chipmunks dart about and the rhythmic crashing of the ocean waves harmonises the languid days.
  • One day Korea may well reunify, and the journey from Seoul to Pyongyang will be a languid day trip taken by families carrying picnic baskets filled with kimchi.
Sinónimos
leisurely, peaceful, languorous, relaxed, restful, lazy
2Weak or faint from illness or fatigue: she was pale, languid, and weak, as if she had delivered a child
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Tiny children sit passively by their parents, too weak and languid to play or run around, as cars flash past them.
  • It works on the principle that there are basically four different physical states of being: fatigued, tense, languid, and dynamic.
  • She finally stood up, straightening her dress, as her boyfriend propped his weary, languid body up on his elbows.
Sinónimos
sickly, weak, faint, feeble, frail, delicate, debilitated, flagging, drooping;
tired, weary, fatigued, enervated

Derivados

languidly

Pronunciación: /ˈlaŋɡwɪdli/
adverbio
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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

sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

Origen

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

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Saltos de línea: lan|guid

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