Definition of languid adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈlæŋɡwɪd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈlæŋɡwɪd//
Position and movement
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moving slowly in an elegant manner, not needing energy or effort a languid wave of the hand a languid afternoon in the sun See related entries: Position and movement Word Originlate 16th cent. (originally meaning weak or faint from illness or fatigue): from French languide or Latin languidus, from languere, related to laxus ‘loose, lax’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: languid