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[lang-gwish-muh nt]
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noun Archaic.
  1. the act or state of languishing.
  2. a languishing expression.
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Origin of languishment

First recorded in 1535–45; languish + -ment
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  • There is more in disease than the mere pang and languishment.


    Edmund Gosse

  • Without health life is only a languishment and an image of death.

  • In whom can hardness of heart, sloth, rancour, languishment stand before that name?

  • He seems to have wasted life in discontent, by the rage of neglected pride, and the languishment of unsatisfied desire.

  • Sophia's beauty, which derived piquancy from a certain Oriental languishment of manner, was every where the theme of admiration.