languish

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To be neglected; to make little progress, be unsuccessful

The case languished for years before coming to trial.

To lose strength and become weak; to be in a state of weakness or sickness
To pine away in longing for something; to have low spirits, especially from lovesickness

He languished without his girlfriend.

To live in miserable or disheartening conditions

He languished in prison for years.

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
{n} a softness of mien
{v} to melt, pine, droop, lose strength
To cause to droop or pine
To affect a languid air in order to gain sympathy
To assume an expression of weariness or tender grief, appealing for sympathy
{i} act of languishing; melancholy gaze, yearning look
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
If someone languishes somewhere, they are forced to remain and suffer in an unpleasant situation. Pollard continues to languish in prison
To lose strength and become weak
To be neglected
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 pine away in longing for something
{f} weaken, droop, wither; suffer neglect, suffer hardship; pine away, yearn for, long for
have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"
lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"
languishing
lacking of vigor or spirit
languishing
Present participle of languish
languishingly
{a} meltingly, feebly, tediously
To languish
langure
languished
past of languish
languisher
a person who languishes
languisher
One who languishes
languisher
{i} one who has become weak; one who suffers neglect; one who one who pines, one who yearns; one who makes mournful expressions
languishes
third-person singular of languish
languishing
Becoming languid and weak; pining; losing health and strength
languishing
{s} languid; weak, drooping; pining, yearning; melancholic
languishing
Amorously pensive; as, languishing eyes, or look
languishingly
In a languishing manner
languish
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