[lang-gwid] /ˈlæŋ gwɪd/
lacking in vigor or vitality; slack or slow:
a languid manner.
lacking in spirit or interest; listless; indifferent.
drooping or flagging from weakness or fatigue; faint.
without energy or spirit
without interest or enthusiasm
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.
[lang-gwish] /ˈlæŋ gwɪʃ/ verb (used without object) 1. to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade. 2. to lose vigor and vitality. 3. to undergo neglect or experience prolonged inactivity; suffer hardship and distress: to languish in prison for ten years. 4. to be subjected to delay or disregard; be ignored: a petition that […]
[lang-gwi-shing] /ˈlæŋ gwɪ ʃɪŋ/ adjective 1. becoming languid, in any way. 2. expressive of languor; indicating tender, sentimental melancholy: a languishing sigh. 3. lingering: a languishing death. [lang-gwish] /ˈlæŋ gwɪʃ/ verb (used without object) 1. to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade. 2. to lose vigor and vitality. 3. to undergo neglect or […]
[lang-gwish-muh nt] /ˈlæŋ gwɪʃ mənt/ noun, Archaic. 1. the act or state of . 2. a expression.
[lang-ger] /ˈlæŋ gər/ noun 1. lack of energy or vitality; sluggishness. 2. lack of spirit or interest; listlessness; stagnation. 3. physical weakness or faintness. 4. emotional softness or tenderness. /ˈlæŋɡə/ noun 1. physical or mental laziness or weariness 2. a feeling of dreaminess and relaxation 3. oppressive silence or stillness n. c.1300, “disease, distress, mental […]