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Definition of languid:

  1. Faint; indisposed to exertion; feeble; slow; without animation.

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Examples of usage for languid:

  1. And when the dawn came at last, and the gleam from the languid sun followed it, the man who got up and looked out towards its great blue bank of cloud was only half sure he was not another former self, looking out towards another sea, twenty years ago, to see if he could identify the ship that was to take him from Kurachi to Port Jackson. "Somehow Good" , William de Morgan.
  2. The Presence speaks, but with languid interest. "Somehow Good" , William de Morgan.
  3. " I've been musing, and dreaming dreams, and wishing I was a poet," said this tall, thin, languid- looking man, whose abnormally keen gray eyes were now grown a little absent. "Prince Fortunatus" , William Black.

Quotes for languid:

  1. Not a breath of air stirred over the free and open prairie; the clouds were like light piles of cotton; and where the blue sky was visible, it wore a hazy and languid aspect. - Francis Parkman
  2. As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold. - Jonathan Swift
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