Definition for LAN'GUID

LAN'GUID, a. [L. languidus, from langueo, to droop or flag. See Languish.]

  1. Flagging; drooping; hence, feeble; weak; heavy; dull; indisposed to exertion. The body is languid after excessive action, which exhausts its powers.
  2. Slow; as, languid motion.
  3. Dull; heartless; without animation. And tire their languid soul with Cato's virtue. – Addison.

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