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languid

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of languid

  1. 1 lacking bodily energy or motivation a few languid dancers swayed about on the dance floor without much enthusiasm Synonyms of languid enervated, lackadaisical, listless, languishing, languorous, limp, spiritlessWords Related to languid indolent, lazy, slothful; dull, lethargic, logy (also loggy), sleepy, sluggish, torpid; exhausted, knackered [British], tired, weary; feeble, frail, weak; apathetic, impassive, indifferent, phlegmatic, stolid; careless, heedless, thoughtless, unwary; inactive, inertNear Antonyms of languid active, dynamic, industrious, kinetic; avid, eager, enthusiastic, keen, lively, pumped, vivacious; cheerful, chipper, perky, up; agog, alert, awake, dapper, open-eyed, sleepless, vigilant, watchful, wide-awakeAntonyms of languid ambitious, animated, energetic, enterprising, motivated

  2. 2 lacking bodily strength the tired athlete's languid movements on the tennis court Synonyms of languid asthenic, debilitated, delicate, down-and-out, effete, enervated, enfeebled, faint, feeble, frail, infirm, weak, low, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, slight, soft, softened, tender, unsubstantial, wasted, weakened, wimpish, wimpyWords Related to languid challenged, disabled, incapacitated, invalid; paralyzed; broken-down, decrepit; impotent, powerless; breakable, flimsy, fragile; dizzy, groggy, rocky, unsteady, woozy; drained, exhausted, flagging, tired, weary, worn-out; damaged, harmed, hurt, impaired, injured, lame, unsound; resistless, susceptible, unresistant, vulnerable, yieldingNear Antonyms of languid able-bodied, athletic, beefy, brawny, fit, husky, muscular, sinewy, strapping, virile; hard, hardy, lusty, red-blooded, robust, sturdy, tough; fortified, hardened, inured, strengthened, toughened; energetic, energized, invigorated, vigorous, vitalized; hale, healthy, sound; capable, competent; convalescing, recovering, recuperatingAntonyms of languid mighty, powerful, rugged, stalwart, stout, strong

  3. 3 moving or proceeding at less than the normal, desirable, or required speed the film's languid pace will not be to the taste of many moviegoers Synonyms of languid crawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, slow, leisurely, poking, poky (or pokey), sluggish, snaillike, snail-paced, tardy, unhurriedWords Related to languid deliberate, measured; inactive, inert, lethargic, loafing, lounging; lingering, loitering, tarrying; ambling, heavy-footed, inching, plodding, shuffling, slow-footed; strolling; decelerating, slowing; filibustering, procrastinating, stallingNear Antonyms of languid expeditious, prompt, ready; accelerated, hastened, quickened; hurried, rushedAntonyms of languid barreling, bolting, breakneck, breathless, brisk, careering, dizzy, fast, fleet, flying, hasty, hurrying, lightning, meteoric, quick, racing, rapid, rocketing, running, rushing, scooting, scudding, scurrying, snappy, speeding, speedy, swift, warp-speed, whirling, whirlwind, whisking, zipping

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