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To be neglected; to make little progress, be unsuccessful

The case languished for years before coming to trial.

To pine away in longing for something; to have low spirits, especially from lovesickness

He languished without his girlfriend.

To affect a languid air, especially disingenuously

He is an excellent young man, and will suit Harriet exactly: it will be an exactly so, as he says himself; but he does sigh and languish, and study for compliments rather more than I could endure as a principal.

To make weak; to weaken, devastate
To live in miserable or disheartening conditions

He languished in prison for years.

To lose strength and become weak; to be in a state of weakness or sickness
{v} to melt, pine, droop, lose strength
{n} a softness of mien
To cause to droop or pine
{i} act of languishing; melancholy gaze, yearning look
become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
{f} weaken, droop, wither; suffer neglect, suffer hardship; pine away, yearn for, long for
To pine away in longing for something
To become languid or weak; to lose strength or animation; to be or become dull, feeble or spiritless; to pine away; to wither or fade
To be neglected
To lose strength and become weak
lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
If someone languishes somewhere, they are forced to remain and suffer in an unpleasant situation. Pollard continues to languish in prison
If something languishes, it is not successful, often because of a lack of effort or because of a lot of difficulties. Without the founder's drive and direction, the company gradually languished
become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon
To assume an expression of weariness or tender grief, appealing for sympathy
To affect a languid air in order to gain sympathy
lacking of vigor or spirit
Present participle of languish
{a} meltingly, feebly, tediously
To languish
past of languish
One who languishes
{i} one who has become weak; one who suffers neglect; one who one who pines, one who yearns; one who makes mournful expressions
a person who languishes
third-person singular of languish
Becoming languid and weak; pining; losing health and strength
{s} languid; weak, drooping; pining, yearning; melancholic
Amorously pensive; as, languishing eyes, or look
In a languishing manner