languish synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term languish:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pine away, waste, languish(verb)

    lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

    waste, run off, emaciate, ache, blow, scourge, neutralise, devastate, yen, ravage, pine, neutralize, desolate, yearn, consume, macerate, ware, languish, liquidate, squander, pine away, do in, rot, fade, knock off, lay waste to

  2. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish(verb)

    have a desire for something or someone who is not present

    smart, languish, hurt, fade, pine away, yearn, long, ache, suffer, pine, hanker, waste, yen

  3. languish, fade(verb)

    become feeble

    yearn, waste, evanesce, fade, pine away, languish, ache, fleet, pine, pass off, blow over, wither, melt, pass, yen

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. languish(v. n.)

    droop, pine, faint, fade, wither, decline, fall, become feeble, pine away, waste away

  2. languish(v. n.)

    look tender, have the air of a lover

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

wilt, tease