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What is another word for languishing?

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Adjective
Lacking in energy, spirit, liveliness or vitality
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“Harassed by the enemy, and his army languishing from sickness and want of provisions, his affairs seemed in a desperate condition.”
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Deteriorating or failing in condition
“He has decided, once more, to do something positive about his languishing career.”
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Pining away or longing for something, typically from lovesickness
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“Whilst he had been languishing like a lovestruck boy rather than a man of experience, Deb's feelings for him had undergone no such radical change.”
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Suggestive of sadness or melancholy
“Sometimes my face takes on a pensive and languishing expression, today especially.”
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Behaving oddly, or as though in distress, due to being overcome by feelings of love
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Experiencing difficulties and likely to fail
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Abandoned or left to languish
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Excessively sentimental or emotional
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In poor health
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(stock market) Tending towards lower prices
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The expression of sorrow for someone's death
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Verb
Present participle for to deplete, or be depleted, in physical strength or energy
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“Get it wrong, and your plants will languish and die in boggy beds.”
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Present participle for to be forced to remain in an unpleasant place or situation
“There is a paragraph in the appellant's submissions that refers to the unacceptability of simply allowing a person to languish in detention.”
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Present participle for to desire or pine for someone or something
“Love me and you will have me, for I languish for love.”
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Present participle for to feel emotional or mental anguish
“I could do nothing but languish in sorrow, shedding a flood of tears.”
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Present participle for to think deeply about something that makes one unhappy, angry, or worried
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Present participle for to become weaker or of poorer quality
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(of a business) Present participle for to go bankrupt
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Present participle for live or spend a period of time in a dull, inactive, unchallenging way
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Present participle for to cause to become tired, weary or fatigued
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Present participle for to have a strong desire for
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Present participle for to sleep for longer than planned
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Present participle for to act in a dreamily infatuated manner
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Present participle for to fail suddenly and completely
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