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.
they flee!" and, for a moment, Wolfe lifted his languid head.
"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.
Equities have rallied after a languid Asian session, with gains of about 0.5% to 0.9% on European bourses after a stronger German ZEW confidence report.
MATTEO GUENDOUZI will be one of the best players of his kind - rangy, languid, halfway-line-to-18-yard box midfielders - in the Premier League for a decade.
His urge to preserve culture and bear witness to history make the thematic positioning of this short-story collection particularly salient in today's political climate, yet the subject matter proves languid, easy to read, and at times even playful.
However, Leicester's languid run precedes the transfer saga, with the Foxes having won just two league games from the last 12 stretching back to December.
TOKYO, Safar 25, 1439, November 14, 2017, SPA -- Asian shares were lower in languid trading Tuesday, AP reported.
His languid and conversational style will be greatly missed by an army of devoted fans as he takes the mic for the last time at his beloved Lords, and reminds us all of what a proper 'toff ' sounds like: cheerio Blowers old boy, toodles!