Definition of 'languid'

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His seemingly languid style often gives way to fierce attacks. Times, Sunday Times (2010)My perfect holiday involves changing my pace from frenetic to something much slower and more languid. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Then they become very languid and slow and their energy is sapped away because they are running out of blood. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It's not something to greet with languid good manners. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Despite his languid manner, he is actually incredibly industrious. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Spaniard's style is languid but his skills are deadly. The Sun (2009)His style was too languid; his physique too bulky. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Our Sunday lunches are long and languid affairs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)He is a marvellous sight on the course, languid but long. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He's got this languid style but many players over the years have had a style not as dynamic as others. Times, Sunday Times (2008)This Italian island has some of the finest beaches in the Mediterranean and a languid charm that makes it ideal for a relaxing honeymoon. Times, Sunday Times (2006)

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Translations for 'languid'

British English: languid ADJECTIVE
If you describe someone as languid, you mean that they show little energy or interest and are very slow and casual in their movements.
To his delight a familiar, tall, languid figure lowered itself down the steps of a club.


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