Synonyms of languish


1. pine away, waste, languish, weaken

usage: lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief; "After her husband died, she just pined away"

2. ache, yearn, yen, pine, languish, hanker, long, yearn

usage: have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"

3. languish, fade, devolve, deteriorate, drop, degenerate

usage: become feeble; "The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"

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Definition and meaning of languish (Dictionary)