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languid (adj) moving slowly in a lazy but attractive manner.

Languid manner is a slow manner indicating laziness and at the same time appearing graceful. A languid wave of the hand is a graceful, effortless but lazy movement of the hand. A languid afternoon or evening is a slow or leisurely afternoon or evening spent in a calm manner.

  • That afternoon by the riverside was languid and Clara enjoyed every minute of it, though she did nothing. She liked the leisurely spending of the evening on the banks of the river.
  • He moved languidly along the roads of the small town, having nothing else to do that evening. The cool breeze of the evening was soothing.
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