Antonyms for languish
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : lang-gwish|
|Phonetic Transcription : ˈlæŋ gwɪʃ|
Definition of languishOrigin :
- early 14c., "fail in strength, exhibit signs of approaching death," from languiss-, present participle stem of Old French languir "be listless, pine, grieve, fall ill," from Vulgar Latin *languire, from Latin languere "be weak or faint" (see lax). Weaker sense "be lovesick, grieve, lament, grow faint," is from mid-14c. Related: Languished; languishing.
- verb droop; become dull, listless
- No, Plautus did not allow his public to languish for want of noise.
- Extract from : « The Dramatic Values in Plautus » by Wilton Wallace Blancke
- He regards them as vermin to be left to languish and die of their festering wounds.
- Extract from : « Captain Blood » by Rafael Sabatini
- Supposing a frog were to come along and languish for my kind of legs.
- Extract from : « The Adventures of Maya the Bee » by Waldemar Bonsels
- They are brought from Shanghai, and, as a rule, they languish and die in a few months.
- Extract from : « The Philippine Islands » by John Foreman
- It will languish and perish in the dry sunlight of open discussion.
- Extract from : « The Unsolved Riddle of Social Justice » by Stephen Leacock
- I languish for the reply which is to make or mar me for ever.
- Extract from : « Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush » by William Makepeace Thackeray
- When taken to warm climates, they languish, and soon die of disease of the liver.
- Extract from : « The Plant Hunters » by Mayne Reid
- But we cannot allow beauty to languish for need of mountain air.
- Extract from : « Long Live the King » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
- No, no; I will never allow you to languish in prison in such a way.
- Extract from : « Louise de la Valliere » by Alexandre Dumas, Pere
- Forrest might love and languish all he liked, if it was fun for Flo.
- Extract from : « A Tame Surrender, A Story of The Chicago Strike » by Charles King
Synonyms for languish
- be disregarded
- be neglected
- conk out
- die on vine
- fag out
- fizzle out
- go soft
- go to pieces
- knock out
- waste away
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