Sedate vs Languid - What's the difference?

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As adjectives the difference between sedate and languid

is that sedate is in a composed and temperate state while languid is languid.

As a verb sedate

is to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep.

sedate

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • in a composed and temperate state.
  • Verb

    (sedat)
  • to tranquilize by giving a sedative; to calm; to soothe; to induce sleep.
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    languid

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Lacking enthusiasm, energy, or strength; drooping or flagging from weakness, fatigue, or lack of energy; indisposed to exertion; sluggish; relaxed: as, languid movements; languid breathing.
  • * — As love without esteem is capricious and volatile; esteem without love is languid and cold.
  • * — I was languid and dull and very bad company when I wrote the above; I am better now, to my own feelings at least, and wish I may be more agreeable.
  • Heavy; dull; dragging; wanting spirit or animation; listless; apathetic.
  • Synonyms
    * exhausted * faint * listless * swear/sweer * weak * weary

    Etymology 2

    Alteration of (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A languet in an organ (musical instrument).
  • * 1913 , Standard Organ Building , page 150:
  • As may be required, a small hole is bored in either of the languids', or in the back of the pipe in the space between the two '''languids'''. By this means, in addition to the current of air passing between the ' languids and the lower lip,

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