languishing


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lan·guish

 (lăng′gwĭsh)
intr.v. lan·guished, lan·guish·ing, lan·guish·es
1. To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vigor: crops languishing from a lack of rain.
2. To exist or continue in miserable or disheartening conditions: languished away in prison.
3. To remain unattended or be neglected: legislation that continued to languish in committee.
4. To become downcast or pine away in longing: languish apart from friends and family; languish for a change from dull routine.

[Middle English languishen, from Old French languir, languiss-, from Latin languēre, to be languid; see slēg- in Indo-European roots.]

lan′guish·er n.
lan′guish·ing·ly adv.
lan′guish·ment n.
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languishing

adjective fading, failing, declining, flagging, sinking, weakening, deteriorating, withering, wilting, sickening, drooping, droopy, wasting away She was instrumental in the revival of his languishing career.
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languishing

[ˈlæŋgwɪʃɪŋ] ADJlánguido; [look] → amoroso, sentimental

languishing

adjschmachtend

languishing

[ˈlæŋgwɪʃɪŋ] adjlanguido/a
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Yet thy kingly father leaves him languishing long and lingering hours.
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