Synonyms for languid

Grammar : Adj
Spell : lang-gwid
Phonetic Transcription : ˈlæŋ gwɪd

Top 10 synonyms for languid Other synonyms for the word languid

Définition of languid

Origin :
  • 1590s, from Middle French languide (16c.) and directly from Latin languidus "faint, listless," from languere "be weak or faint," from PIE root *(s)leg- "to be slack" (see lax). Related: Languidly; languidness.
  • adj drooping, dull, listless
Example sentences :
  • Her applause was not languid applause, neither was it without discrimination.
  • Extract from : « The Foolish Lovers » by St. John G. Ervine
  • Mrs. Beaufort, languid and afflicted with headache, said little.
  • Extract from : « Night and Morning, Complete » by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • But this languid century was to close with a tremendous explosion.
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 59, No. 364, February 1846 » by Various
  • She lifted a deep, languid glance upon me and shook her head.
  • Extract from : « A Hero of Our Time » by M. Y. Lermontov
  • With a languid movement she eked out the thought that was in her.
  • Extract from : « Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille » by Emile Zola
  • She fell into a languid state from that moment, and at the end of three days she died.
  • Extract from : « The Phantom World » by Augustin Calmet
  • She had large, low-lidded eyes, which lent her face a languid air.
  • Extract from : « The Strolling Saint » by Raphael Sabatini
  • Reclining on his divan he looked her up and down with a languid eye.
  • Extract from : « The Sea-Hawk » by Raphael Sabatini
  • "Oh, not at all," the other answered with languid acquiescence, as he seated himself.
  • Extract from : « The Market-Place » by Harold Frederic
  • The dog submitted to the operation with languid resignation.
  • Extract from : « The Hound From The North » by Ridgwell Cullum

Antonyms for languid

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