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Languid Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    languid adj : lacking spirit or liveliness; "a lackadaisical attempt"; "a languid mood"; "a languid wave of the hand"; "a hot languorous afternoon" [syn: dreamy, lackadaisical, languorous]
Languid Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Languid \Lan"guid\, a. [L. languidus, fr. languere to be faint or languid: cf. F. languide. See Languish.]
  1. Drooping or flagging from exhaustion; indisposed to exertion; without animation; weak; weary; heavy; dull. `` Languid, powerless limbs. '' --Armstrong. Fire their languid souls with Cato's virtue. --Addison.
  2. Slow in progress; tardy. `` No motion so swift or languid.'' --Bentley.
  3. Promoting or indicating weakness or heaviness; as, a languid day. Feebly she laugheth in the languid moon. --Keats. Their idleness, aimless and languid airs. --W. Black. Syn: Feeble; weak; faint; sickly; pining; exhausted; weary; listless; heavy; dull; heartless. -- Lan"guid*ly, adv. -- Lan"guid*ness, n.
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Fatigue (also called exhaustion, lethargy, languidness, languor, lassitude, and listlessness) is a state of awareness describing a range of afflictions, usually associated with physical and/or mental weakness, though varying from a general state of lethargy to a specific work-induced burning sensation within one's muscles. Physical fatigue is the inability to continue functioning at the level of one's normal abilities. It is ubiquitous in everyday life, but usually becomes particularly noticeable during heavy exercise. Mental fatigue, on the other hand, rather manifests in somnolence (sleepiness).

Fatigue is considered a symptom, as opposed to a medical sign, because it is reported by the patient instead of being observed by others. Fatigue and ‘feelings of fatigue’ are often confused.

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