languishing

  • 1 Languishing — Lan guish*ing, a. 1. Becoming languid and weak; pining; losing health and strength. [1913 Webster] 2. Amorously pensive; indicating melancholy; as, languishing eyes, or look. [1913 Webster] 3. Suffering neglect; neglected. [PJC] 4. Continuing in… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 languishing — index disconsolate, powerless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 languishing — *languid, languorous, lackadaisical, listless, spiritless, enervated Analogous words: weakened, enfeebled, debilitated (see WEAKEN): indolent, faineant (see LAZY): inert, *inactive, supine: *sentimental, romantic: pining, longing, yearning (see… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 languishing — [laŋ′gwish iŋ] adj. that languishes; specif., a) becoming weak; drooping b) lingering c) slow; not intense d) pining; longing e) tender; sentimental languishingly adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 languishing — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from present participle of languishen to languish 1. a. : losing health and strength could not rouse him from his languishing state b. : lingering …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 6 languishing — languishingly, adv. /lang gwi shing/, adj. 1. becoming languid, in any way. 2. expressive of languor; indicating tender, sentimental melancholy: a languishing sigh. 3. lingering: a languishing death. [1300 50; ME; see LANGUISH, ING2] * * * …

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  • 7 languishing — /ˈlæŋgwɪʃɪŋ/ (say langgwishing) adjective 1. becoming languid, in any way. 2. lingering: a languishing death. 3. expressive of languor; indicating tender, sentimental melancholy: a languishing sigh. –languishingly, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 8 Languishing — Languish Lan guish, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Languished}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Languishing}.] [OE. languishen, languissen, F. languir, L. languere; cf. Gr. ? to slacken, ? slack, Icel. lakra to lag behind; prob. akin to E. lag, lax, and perh. to E. slack …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9 languishing — lan·guish·ing || læŋgwɪʃɪŋ adj. languid; weak, drooping; pining, yearning; melancholic lan·guish || læŋgwɪʃ n. act of languishing; melancholy gaze, yearning look v. weaken, droop, wither; suffer neglect, suffer hardship; pine away,… …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 10 languishing — adjective lacking of vigor or spirit …

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  • 11 languishing — Synonyms and related words: Heimweh, aching, adoring, affectionate, bowed down, cachectic, cachexia, cachexy, cast down, chronic ill health, coming apart, conjugal, contractive, cracking, crumbling, dashed, debilitated, debilitation, debility,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 languishing — (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Weak] Syn. droopy, dull, sluggish; see slow 1 , 2 , weak 1 . 2. [Pensive] Syn. pining, melancholy, longing; see sad 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 languishing — adj 1. fading, flagging, drooping, declining, failing, on the decline, Sl. on the skids; weak, faint, feeble, poor, anemic; deteriorating, waning, slipping, sliding, ebbing, going to pieces. 2. melancholic, despairing, despondent, dejected,… …

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  • 14 languishing — lan·guish·ing …

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  • 15 half-languishing — adj. * * * …

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  • 16 half-languishing — adj …

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  • 17 Delilah —    Languishing, a Philistine woman who dwelt in the valley of Sorek (Judg. 16:4 20). She was bribed by the lords of the Philistines to obtain from Samson the secret of his strength and the means of overcoming it (Judg. 16:4 18). She tried on… …

    Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • 18 languid — languid, languishing, languorous, lackadaisical, listless, spiritless, enervated are comparable when they mean lacking in vim or energy or, when applied to things, the appearance of it. Languid usually implies an unwillingness or an inability to… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 19 United States v. Ball — Infobox SCOTUS case Litigants = United States v. Ball ArgueDate = ArgueYear = DecideDate = May 25 DecideYear = 1896 FullName = United States v. Ball, et al. USVol = 163 USPage = 662 Citation = Prior = Subsequent = Holding = SCOTUS = 1896 1897… …

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  • 20 languishment — /ˈlæŋgwɪʃmənt/ (say langgwishmuhnt) noun 1. the act of languishing. 2. languishing condition. 3. a languishing expression …

    Australian English dictionary