languid


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lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack

Synonyms for languid

lacking spirit or liveliness

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The popular system of administration inherent in the nature of popular government, coinciding with the real scarcity of money incident to a languid and mutilated state of trade, has hitherto defeated every experiment for extensive collections, and has at length taught the different legislatures the folly of attempting them.
Laura (said He fixing his now languid Eyes on me) I fear I have been overturned.
A something of languid indifference, or of that boasted absence of mind which Catherine had never heard of before, would occasionally come across her; but had nothing worse appeared, that might only have spread a new grace and inspired a warmer interest.
One of them, a very tall fellow, with a small head and a languid air, a youth called Ramsden, who was one of Griffiths' most faithful admirers, copied his ties, his boots, his manner of talking and his gestures, told Philip that Griffiths was very much hurt because Philip had not answered his letter.
Some of them were talking (he heard Russian words), others were eating bread; the more severely wounded looked silently, with the languid interest of sick children, at the envoy hurrying past them.
There was something out here in the dim moonlight, something suggested by the shadows, the rose-perfumed air, the delicate and languid stillness, which crept into his veins and coursed through his blood like magic.
Liza Merkalova was a thin brunette, with an Oriental, languid type of face, and--as everyone used to say--exquisite enigmatic eyes.
Lady Carey retraced her steps slowly towards the supper-room, and made some languid inquiries of the head waiter as to a missing handkerchief.
In a letter written by the late actor during the filming of the 1977 movie Star Wars: A New Hope, he branded Ford, then aged 35 and playing the role of Han Solo, a "rangy, languid man".
For the most part, soft languid sections of mournful guitar and occasional anthemic crescendos blend with a mumbled vocal.
Having spent her late teens hopping trains across North America and drifting from band to band she's finally found her own voice in these languid, swoonsome songs.
They mate on air, languid aviators for scintillating seconds: A frantic (and morbid) copulation on wings of prayers.
He was a tall, effortless, almost languid midfielder who was more of a darting dancer than a footballer possessing outrageous skills who could also score the most sublime of goals.
And while it might be a bit too languid and bogged down in baseball stats and tactics at times, you can't take your eyes off his character who starts to win, despite the odds.
Standout tracks include "Smart," a poppy gem that smacks of The Smiths meets The Sundays, while the alternately languid and confrontational "Adjust" is sinister, seductive audible intoxication Though their previous albums were instantly ear-catching, the true mastery of Exits of only revealed through subsequent listens.