1. Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull. " Languid, powerless limbs. " "Fire their languid souls with Cato's virtue." (Addison)

2. Slow in progress; tardy. " No motion so swift or languid."

3. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a languid day. "Feebly she laugheth in the languid moon." (Keats) "Their idleness, aimless and languid airs." (W. Black)

Synonyms: Feeble, weak, faint, sickly, pining, exhausted, weary, listless, heavy, dull, heartless.

Languidly, Languidness.

Origin: L. Languidus, fr. Languere to be faint or languid: cf. F. Languide. See Languish.

(01 Mar 1998)