languish definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To be or become weak or feeble; lose strength or vitality.
    • To occur or continue in unhappy or disheartening circumstances: languished away in jail.
    • to keep unattended or be neglected: legislation that continued to languish in committee.
    • to be downcast or pine away in longing: languish aside from friends; languish for an alteration from dull program.
    • To impact a wistful or languid environment, particularly in purchase to achieve sympathy.
    • To become languid or weak; to reduce power or cartoon; is or come to be lifeless, feeble or spiritless; to pine away; to linger in a weak or deteriorating problem; to wither or diminish.
    • To believe an expression of weariness or tender grief, attractive for sympathy.
    • to-be neglected and unattended to.
    • To cause to droop or pine.
  • noun:
    • See languishment.
  • others:
    • to be weak or spiritless; be listless or unfortunate; lose strength or animation; pine: because, to languish in solitude.
    • To droop, wither, or fade, as a plant, from temperature, drought, neglect, or other bad circumstances.
    • to cultivate feeble or dull; shed task and vigor; dwindle; fall-off: as, the war languished for lack of materials; manufactures languished.
    • to do something languidly; present or assume a languid look or expression, specially as an indication of tender or enervating emotion.
    • Synonyms To decline, faint, fail.
    • resulting in to droop or fail.
  • verb:
    • drop vigor, wellness, or flesh, as through grief
    • become feeble
    • have a desire for anything or an individual who is certainly not present

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