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Languid vs. Languish — What's the Difference?

Languid vs. Languish — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Languid and Languish

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Languid

Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; listless
Feeling languid from a fever.
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Languish

To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor
Crops languishing from a lack of rain.
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Languid

Slow-moving or weak in force
Languid breezes.
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Languish

To exist or continue in miserable or disheartening conditions
Languished away in prison.
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Languid

Showing little or no vitality or animation
Languid prose.
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Languish

To remain unattended or be neglected
Legislation that continued to languish in committee.
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Languid

Characterized by or conducive to indolence or inactivity
A languid afternoon.
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Languish

To become downcast or pine away in longing
Languish apart from friends and family.
Languish for a change from dull routine.
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Languid

Of a person or animal, or their body functions: flagging from weakness, or inactive or weak, especially due to illness or tiredness; faint, listless.
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Languish

(intransitive) To lose strength and become weak; to be in a state of weakness or sickness.
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Languid

Of a person or their movement: showing a dislike for physical effort; leisurely, unhurried.
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Languish

(intransitive) To pine away in longing for something; to have low spirits, especially from lovesickness.
He languished without his girlfriend
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Languid

Of a person or their actions, character, etc.: lacking drive, emotion, or enthusiasm; apathetic, listless, spiritless, unenthusiastic.
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Languish

(intransitive) To live in miserable or disheartening conditions.
He languished in prison for years
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Languid

Of a colour: not bright; dull, muted.
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Languish

(intransitive) To be neglected; to make little progress, be unsuccessful.
The case languished for years before coming to trial.
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Languid

Of an idea, writing, etc.: dull, uninteresting.
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Languish

To make weak; to weaken, devastate.
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Languid

Of a period of time: characterized by lack of activity; pleasant and relaxed; unstressful.
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Languish

To affect a languid air, especially disingenuously.
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Languid

Of a thing: lacking energy, liveliness, or strength; inactive, slow-moving, weak.
Languid breathing
Languid movements
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Languish

To become languid or weak; to lose strength or animation; to be or become dull, feeble or spiritless; to pine away; to linger in a weak or deteriorating condition; to wither or fade.
We . . . do languish of such diseases.
Cease, fond nature, cease thy strife,And let me languish into life.
For the fields of Heshbon languish.
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Languid

Synonym of languet
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Languish

To assume an expression of weariness or tender grief, appealing for sympathy.
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Languid

Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull.
Fire their languid souls with Cato's virtue.
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Languish

To be neglected and unattended to; as, the proposal languished on the director's desk for months.
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Languid

Slow in progress; tardy.
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Languish

To cause to droop or pine.
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Languid

Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a languid day.
Feebly she laugheth in the languid moon.
Their idleness, aimless flirtations and languid airs.
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Languish

See Languishment.
What, of death, too,That rids our dogs of languish?
And the blue languish of soft Allia's eye.
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Languid

Lacking spirit or liveliness;
A lackadaisical attempt
A languid mood
A languid wave of the hand
A hot languorous afternoon
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Languish

Lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief;
After her husband died, she just pined away
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Languish

Have a desire for something or someone who is not present;
She ached for a cigarette
I am pining for my lover
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Languish

Become feeble;
The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon
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