Simple Definition of languid
: showing or having very little strength, energy, or activity
Examples of languid
They proceeded at a languid pace.
It was a hot, languid summer day.
Origin of languid
Middle French languide, from Latin languidus, from languēre to languish — more at slack
First Known Use: 1597
Synonym Discussion of languid
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