Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: verb

To become weak; pine; fail; fade.

Part of speech: verb

To manifest tender emotion.

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Usage examples "languish":

  1. He let the factory of Francis I languish, but carried on the art under his own name and fame. - "The Tapestry Book", Helen Churchill Candee.
  2. Certainly among them all the talk did not languish. - "Wych Hazel", Susan and Anna Warner.
  3. The Indians sometimes bring down troupiales to Stabroek, but in a few months they languish and die in a cage. - "Wanderings in South America", Charles Waterton.