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Synonyms for languish
ˈlæŋ gwɪʃ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pine away, waste, languish(verb)

    lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

    "After her husband died, she just pined away"

    Synonyms:
    waste, run off, emaciate, ache, blow, scourge, neutralise, devastate, yen, ravage, pine, neutralize, desolate, yearn, consume, macerate, ware, 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

    "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"

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

  3. languish, fade(verb)

    become feeble

    "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. languish

    Synonyms:
    pine, droop, sink, faint, wither, sigh, decline

    Antonyms:
    flourish, luxuriate, bloom, prosper, thrive

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. languish(v. n.)

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

  2. languish(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    look tender, have the air of a lover

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    wilt, tease

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How to use languish in a sentence?

  1. Sheriff Brad Swain:

    There was grazing ability outside the barn. However, they were left to languish within their stalls from what it appears to be.

  2. President Yoshihiro Nishiyama:

    Copper prices will continue to languish this year, hovering between the current level and $5,500 a tonne.

  3. Megan Crandall:

    In no way is there any intention whatsoever to let this languish, our intention is to move forward with as much alacrity as possible.

  4. Natasha Alexenko:

    The thought of even being in the same room as those people gives me goose bumps. I'd burst into tears of gratitude, how can you begin to say thank you for that? And what an insult to that ingenuity that we're just letting these kits languish.


Translations for languish

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  • llanguirCatalan, Valencian
  • živořit, zeslábnoutCzech
  • trættesDanish
  • schmachten, dahinsiechen, ermattenGerman
  • εξασθενώGreek
  • velkiEsperanto
  • marchitar, estancarse, languidecer, periclitar, decaer, atascarse, ir tirando, debilitarse, enredarse, desperecer, atrofiar, sufrirSpanish
  • roikkua, riutua, virua, nääntyä, räytyä, kituaFinnish
  • se cachectiser, mourir, décliner, piétiner, dépérir, languir, [[traîner]] [[une]] [[misérable]] [[éxistence]], stagner, péricliter, [[devenir]] [[étique]], vivoter, patauger, se rabougrir, marquer le pasFrench
  • տկարանալ, ուժից ընկնել, թուլանալ, ուժասպառ լինել, թառամել, տանջվել, հյուծվել, թախծելArmenian
  • langorarIdo
  • intristire, stagnare, vivachiare, segnare il passoItalian
  • 惨めに暮らす, 元気がなくなるJapanese
  • smachtenDutch
  • definharPortuguese
  • [[влачить]] [[жалкий, слабеть, изнывать, тянуться, тосковать, томиться, чахнуть, прозябать, увядатьRussian
  • lëngojAlbanian
  • tyna bort, försmäktaSwedish
  • gevşemek, durgunlaşmak, sürünmekTurkish
  • 憔悴Chinese

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