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languid

adjective
 
 
/ˈlæŋɡwɪd/ literary
moving or speaking slowly and with little energy, often in an attractive way: a languid manner/voiceLaziness and lazy peopleAvoiding actionLacking interest and enthusiasmUnwilling and reluctantNot showing or feeling emotions
Translations of “languid”
in Vietnamese uể oải…
in Spanish lánguido…
in Thai เฉื่อยชา…
in Malaysian tidak bermaya…
in French languissant…
in German matt…
in Chinese (Traditional) 慢悠悠的,悠閒自在的…
in Indonesian lesu…
in Russian вялый, томный…
in Turkish çekici bir eda ile yavaş hareket eden ve konuşan, gevşek, ilgisiz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 慢悠悠的,悠闲自在的…
in Polish leniwy, ospały…
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