Synonyms for languishing
Antonyms for languishing
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LANGUISHING
All was languishing, and the King went away some time after.
No fellow ever did dance so well as Tripletoe, or looked half so languishing.
Nearly every one of my correspondents have been lagging and languishing.
While the war was languishing in the North it was being carried on with vigor in the South.
But for many years the church lived only a languishing life.
“Call me your knight,” Master Paul pleaded, with a languishing look.
No word had come to me from the 'Tribune'—evidently it was not languishing for my aid.
She loved to sing the languishing hymns which he selected for her.
He found a bruised and languishing soul, and bound up its wounds.
In the next place, I felt his pulse, which was very low and languishing.
early 14c., "fail in strength, exhibit signs of approaching death," from languiss-, present participle stem of Old French languir "be listless, pine, grieve, fall ill," from Vulgar Latin *languire, from Latin languere "be weak or faint" (see lax). Weaker sense "be lovesick, grieve, lament, grow faint," is from mid-14c. Related: Languished; languishing.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR LANGUISHING
- done in
- gone to seed
- on the ropes
- out of condition
- out of gas
- out of shape
- washed out