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synonyms for languishes

  • 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

antonyms for languishes

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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 languishes in a sentence

The public ear has become dainty, fastidious, hypercritical; hence the Ballad-Singer languishes and dies.
THE HISTORY OF THE CATNACH PRESSCHARLES HINDLEY
He languishes in an unchanging environment and finds monotony almost unbearable.
HOW TO ANALYZE PEOPLE ON SIGHTELSIE LINCOLN BENEDICT AND RALPH PAINE BENEDICT
It is the Osseous or one who is largely of this type who languishes in prison through long years, refusing to retract.
HOW TO ANALYZE PEOPLE ON SIGHTELSIE LINCOLN BENEDICT AND RALPH PAINE BENEDICT
Ah, how desolate sounds the drip, drip of a ceaseless rain, when conversation languishes and the ear has time to listen!
THE SWORD OF DAMOCLESANNA KATHARINE GREEN
This obstinacy in right proportion constitutes will, and without will life languishes and projects die a-borning.
LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT, VOL. 13ELBERT HUBBARD
From these internal conflicts the body suffers; and from the agitation it undergoes, languishes and decays.
BUFFON'S NATURAL HISTORY. VOLUME V (OF 10)GEORGES LOUIS LECLERC DE BUFFON
If it be left to itself, it flags and languishes; agitation only gives it grace and vigour.
THE ESSAYS OF MONTAIGNE, COMPLETEMICHEL DE MONTAIGNE
The caste system does not thrive in the geography class and snobbery languishes.
THE RECONSTRUCTED SCHOOLFRANCIS B. PEARSON
It is withdrawn from the already insufficient amount in circulation, and legitimate business languishes.
MONOPOLIES AND THE PEOPLED. C. CLOUD
In its immediate vicinity all vegetation languishes and dies, and the shores are covered as with a coat of salt.
THE LITTLE GLEANER, VOL. X.VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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