languid

[ lang-gwid ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Late 16th century; Latin

from French languide or Latin languidus, from languere

Synonyms

  • relaxed
  • unhurried
  • languorous
  • unenergetic

Antonyms

  • hurried
  • energetic

Definition

displaying or having a disinclination for physical exertion or effort; slow and relaxed

Example

He acted in a languid manner on his day off.

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