noun see languish

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  • Languisher — Lan guish*er, n. One who languishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • languisher — See languish. * * * …   Universalium

  • languisher — n. one who has become weak; one who suffers neglect; one who one who pines, one who yearns; one who makes mournful expressions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • languisher — lan·guish·er …   English syllables

  • languisher — noun a person who languishes • Derivationally related forms: ↑languish • Hypernyms: ↑unfortunate, ↑unfortunate person …   Useful english dictionary

  • languish — languisher, n. /lang gwish/, v.i. 1. to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade. 2. to lose vigor and vitality. 3. to undergo neglect or experience prolonged inactivity; suffer hardship and distress: to languish in prison for ten years. 4. to be …   Universalium

  • languish — intransitive verb Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French languiss , stem of languir, from Vulgar Latin *languire, from Latin languēre Date: 14th century 1. a. to be or become feeble, weak, or enervated b. to be or live in a state of… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • languishingly — See languisher. * * * …   Universalium

  • languish — verb 1》 grow weak or feeble.     ↘archaic pine with love or grief. 2》 be kept in an unpleasant place or situation: he was languishing in jail. Derivatives languisher noun languishment noun (archaic). Origin ME: from OFr. languiss , lengthened… …   English new terms dictionary

  • languish — /ˈlæŋgwɪʃ / (say langgwish) verb (i) 1. to become or be weak or feeble; droop or fade. 2. to lose activity and vigour. 3. to pine or suffer under any unfavourable conditions: to languish ten years in a dungeon. 4. to pine with desire or longing… …   Australian English dictionary

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