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  • n. The property of being languid.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being languid; listlessness; dullness; sluggishness; inertness.


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languid +‎ -ness


  • It harked back to the French and American new waves, and was shot through with a languidness which has led to it being seen subsequently as a progenitor of the US mumblecore movement.

    Jamie Thraves: Life is bittersweet

  • The air was warm, humid, enveloping us in its languidness, as though this is how it was meant to be, always.

    A song of the past. «

  • What used to be considered insipidity in a girl is now just the opposite: sublime languidness!

    Children Playing by the Sea: the Dynamics of Appropriation in the Brazilian Romantic Novel

  • September 26th, 2008 at 1: 50 am mortage rates says: mortage rates … strongly? doings languidness file sought ….

    Think Progress » Iraqi Leaders Call On U.S. To Set Timetable

  • Thus, on the other hand, if Heaven should be so kind that she would never have to make war, the languidness that should arise would make her either effeminate or divided: which two together, or each one by itself, would be cause of her ruin.


  • "Oh, I certainly know what is good for me," his grace said, the languidness back in his voice.

    One Night for Love

  • With abject relief, Sophie turned to the owner of the clipped, somewhat hard tones, beneath which a certain languidness rippled, and beheld a strikingly handsome man, bowing even more elegantly than Jack Lester.

    A Lady of Expectations

  • He yielded at last, from sheer languidness, and came silently into the house.

    McClure's Magazine, Vol 31, No 2, June 1908

  • The doctor seemed very uneasy at this languidness, of which Marsa said:

    The French Immortals Series — Complete

  • Ralph's point of view Derry Drake was not handsome, and he was utterly unaware that back of Derry's silver-blond slenderness and apparent languidness were banked fires which could more than match his own.

    The Tin Soldier


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