1. languish

verb. ['ˈlæŋgwɪʃ'] lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief.


  • pine away
  • weaken


  • enjoy
  • appear
  • short

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Rhymes with Languish

  • extinguish

How do you pronounce languish?

Pronounce languish as ˈlæŋgwɪʃ.

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Sentences with languish

1. Noun, singular or mass
The iconic Giza pyramids languish in the desert heat just a 25-minute drive outside Cairo.

2. Verb, base form
This doesn't mean you have to languish away after dark with nothing to do.

Quotes about languish

1. And, even yet, I dare not let it languish,Dare not indulge in memory’s rapturous pain;Once drinking deep of that divinest anguish,How could I seek the empty world again?
- Emily Brontë, Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell

2. A dim vastness is spread before our souls; the perceptions of our mind are as obscure as those of our vision... But alas! when we have attained our object, when the distant 'there' becomes the present 'here,' all is changed; we are as poor and circumscribed as ever, and our souls still languish for unattainable happiness.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, The Sorrows of Young Werther

2. languish

verb. ['ˈlæŋgwɪʃ'] have a desire for something or someone who is not present.


  • die
  • yearn
  • hanker
  • long
  • ache
  • yen


  • unretentive
  • unmindful
  • scarce
  • sound

3. languish

verb. ['ˈlæŋgwɪʃ'] become feeble.


  • deteriorate
  • drop
  • fade
  • degenerate


  • be born
  • survive
  • function
  • stay