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.
Translations

languishing

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

languishing

adjschmachtend

languishing

[ˈlæŋgwɪʃɪŋ] adjlanguido/a
References in classic literature ?
In recognition of this munificent patronage of the State's languishing industries, the Governor commissioned him a colonel.
If he had expected to find her languishing, reproachful, or indulging in sentimental tears, he must have been greatly surprised.
Yet thy kingly father leaves him languishing long and lingering hours.
And now from underneath the catafalque, so it seemed, there rose a low sweet sound of flutes, which, coming unbroken by human voice (for there silence itself kept silence), had a soft and languishing effect.
IT IS a miserable state of mind, to have few things to desire, and many things to fear; and yet that commonly is the case of kings; who, being at the highest, want matter of desire, which makes their minds more languishing; and have many representations of perils and shadows, which makes their minds the less clear.
Entering the conservatory next, they discovered Cecilia's sister languishing among the flowers in an easy chair.
After Indian government's decision to repeal Article 370, the prisoners, mostly Hurriyat leaders and activists, languishing in different jails of Kashmir were immediately shifted to Tihar jail in Delhi and more than two hundred prisoners were sent to UP jails.
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ISLAMABAD -- Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Mohammad Faisal said on Thursday the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government has decided to release 572 Pakistani prisoners languishing in their jails.