Definition and Meanings for languish
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Part of Speech of languish
intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun, noun
Etymology of languish
Meaning of languish
as intransitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun
- to become languid or weak; to lose strength or animation; to be or become dull, feeble or spiritless; to pine away; to linger in a weak or deteriorating condition; to wither or fade.
- to assume an expression of weariness or tender grief, appealing for sympathy.
- to be neglected and unattended to; as, the proposal languished on the director's desk for months.
as intransitive verb
- to cause to droop or pine.
- see languishment.