Know Your Next Word : languish
23. languish :
to become weak, listless, depressed
The formerly eager and vigorous accountant languished in his tedious job at the international conglomerate.
The longer Jill remained unemployed, the more she languished and the less likely it became that she would find another job.
To languish is to be languid.
The child seemed too languid that his father thought he was sick and called the doctor. It turned out that the little boy had simply had an overdose of television.
a petition that languished on the warden's desk for a year
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