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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To become weak. Also: To live under distressing conditions.

Usage examples (37)
  • Unless a new strong leader is chosen, that country will languish in poverty for many more years.
  • We have seen things like Project Exile really kind of languish under the Clinton-Gore administration.
  • If not, he warns, Paris will "languish" like a "cancerous cell unable to grow".
  • She said people who go to court should not be required to "languish" in courthouse halls. for more
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