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Born in Kuwait, Jason languished in college in the States (“It was a cultural thing”) and says he became clinically depressed.

She languished in a “home” recuperating from a severe depression.

For decades, these fascinating recordings languished in the Cash Family vault, unheard and unremembered.

Instead, it languished with the rest of their backlog for years.

And so Morgan has languished behind its peers and the market at large.

The vintage hath mourned, the vine hath languished away, all the merry have sighed.

He was arrested, taken back to Paris, and cast into prison, where he languished for some time.

The country is destroyed, the ground hath mourned: for the corn is wasted, the wine is confounded, the oil hath languished.

Nor did he support exile with dignity; he languished like Cicero when doomed to a similar fate, and died of a broken heart.

Indeed, the greater part of the talk had been between Miss Angela and myself, and even that had languished.


On this page you'll find 53 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to languished, such as: dwindle, faint, wither, deteriorate, fail, and suffer.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.