[编辑] GRE 红宝书
- adj. 没精打采的; ?氲?
- ［英］ adj. 没精打采的 ( listless) ; ?氲?without vigor)
- ［类］ 反义词: energetic ( 精力充沛的) ; vivacious ( 活泼的)
- ［记］ langu ( 松弛, 倦怠) +id
[编辑] Webster Collegiate
- Etymology: Middle French languide, from Latin languidus, from languēre to languish — more at slack
- Date: 1597
- 1. drooping or flagging from or as if from exhaustion ; weak
- 2. sluggish in character or disposition ; listless
- 3. lacking force or quickness of movement ; slow
- ? languidly adverb
- ? languidness noun
- languid, languorous, lackadaisical, listless, spiritless mean lacking energy or enthusiasm. languid refers to an unwillingness or inability to exert oneself due to fatigue or physical weakness <was depressed and languid for weeks after surgery>. languorous suggests a dreamy boredom and delicacy that avoids unnecessary activity<languorous cats lying in the sun>. lackadaisical implies a carefree indifference marked by halfhearted efforts<lackadaisical college seniors pretending to study>. listless suggests a lack of interest caused by physical weakness or dissatisfied boredom<listless hospital patients><listless children flipping through picture books on a rainy day>. spiritless refers to a lack of animation or vigor that gives one's actions and words life<a spiritless recital of the poem>.