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Synonyms for languish
ˈlæŋ gwɪʃlan·guish

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. languish

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

    Antonyms:
    flourish, luxuriate, bloom, prosper, thrive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pine away, waste, languishverb

    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, languishverb

    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, fadeverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. languishverb

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

  2. languishverb

    Synonyms:
    look tender, have the air of a lover

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "languish":

    wilt, tease

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How to use languish in a sentence?

  1. Pete Mercurio:

    She was able to make quick decisions to place that baby in a pre-adoptive home as quickly as possible, so he didn't languish in the system.

  2. President Yoshihiro Nishiyama:

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

  3. Ritchie Torres:

    We can let children languish in povertythat's going to haunt them for the rest of their lives orwe can give them a fighting chance, i prefer the latter, but that's a value judgment.

  4. 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.

  5. 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
  • zeslábnout, živořitCzech
  • trættesDanish
  • dahinsiechen, ermatten, schmachtenGerman
  • εξασθενώGreek
  • velkiEsperanto
  • estancarse, periclitar, atascarse, languidecer, sufrir, debilitarse, enredarse, desperecer, marchitar, atrofiar, ir tirando, decaerSpanish
  • nääntyä, räytyä, riutua, roikkua, kitua, viruaFinnish
  • stagner, [[devenir]] [[étique]], péricliter, marquer le pas, mourir, se rabougrir, vivoter, patauger, [[traîner]] [[une]] [[misérable]] [[éxistence]], languir, décliner, piétiner, se cachectiser, dépérirFrench
  • տկարանալ, թախծել, տանջվել, թառամել, ուժից ընկնել, հյուծվել, թուլանալ, ուժասպառ լինելArmenian
  • langorarIdo
  • segnare il passo, stagnare, intristire, vivachiareItalian
  • 惨めに暮らす, 元気がなくなるJapanese
  • smachten, wegkwijnenDutch
  • definharPortuguese
  • увядать, [[влачить]] [[жалкий, прозябать, чахнуть, томиться, тосковать, тянуться, изнывать, слабетьRussian
  • lëngojAlbanian
  • försmäkta, tyna bortSwedish
  • sürünmek, durgunlaşmak, gevşemekTurkish
  • 憔悴Chinese

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