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synonyms for languish

  • deteriorate
  • dwindle
  • fail
  • faint
  • rot
  • suffer
  • weaken
  • wither
  • brood
  • decline
  • desire
  • despond
  • ebb
  • fade
  • fag
  • flag
  • grieve
  • hanker
  • hunger
  • long
  • pine
  • repine
  • sicken
  • sigh
  • snivel
  • sorrow
  • tucker
  • waste
  • wilt
  • yearn
  • 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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antonyms for languish

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  • build
  • develop
  • grow
  • be happy
  • delight
  • despise
  • dislike
  • hate
  • improve
  • increase
  • rise
  • strengthen
  • flourish
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How to use languish in a sentence

If one could languish through life in the shell of a mere beauty that life would be a good deal simpler proposition than it is.
ANCESTORSGERTRUDE ATHERTON
If a man be poor who wishes to have everything, then an ambitious and a miserly man languish in extreme poverty.
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
You who will not wish to see her languish—suffer—go mad—Thomas, I am not the raving being you take me for.
THE CIRCULAR STUDYANNA KATHARINE GREEN
Their kings are without power and without glory; their subjects languish in indigence and wretchedness.
LETTERS TO EUGENIAPAUL HENRI THIRY HOLBACH
She would be left to languish and die in some awful Moorish prison.
FIFTY-TWO STORIES FOR GIRLSVARIOUS
It did not die at once, but it speedily began to languish, and two centuries later was practically extinct.
THE CORNWALL COASTARTHUR L. SALMON
Here I languish while some of the Macys swim in the surf and others of them hold up a hand at whist.
MARJORIE DEAN COLLEGE FRESHMANPAULINE LESTER
I languish, I own,' cried she, 'to see that frozen youth worked up into a little sensibility.
CAMILLAFANNY BURNEY
The Indians sometimes bring down troupiales to Stabroek, but in a few months they languish and die in a cage.
WANDERINGS IN SOUTH AMERICACHARLES WATERTON
Overbury is aware that he has been betrayed and entrapped, and is left by his treacherous patron to languish in a dungeon.
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