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languishing

[ lang-gwi-shing ]
/ ˈlæŋ gwɪ ʃɪŋ /
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Definition of languishing

adjective
becoming languid, in any way.
expressive of languor; indicating tender, sentimental melancholy: a languishing sigh.
lingering: a languishing death.
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Origin of languishing

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at languish, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM languishing

lan·guish·ing·ly, adverbhalf-lan·guish·ing, adjectiveun·lan·guish·ing, adjective

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