The world is stagnant for a brief moment before exploding, and in that time, 16-year-old Jenny is languishing and bored.
A year later, when I met him, he was languishing in the bureaucracy of our government.
A decade ago, Alber Elbaz was a designer out to prove that he had the capacity to revive the languishing house of Lanvin.
early 14c., "fail in strength, exhibit signs of approaching death," from languiss-, present participle stem of Old French languir "be listless, pine, grieve, fall ill," from Vulgar Latin *languire, from Latin languere "be weak or faint" (see lax). Weaker sense "be lovesick, grieve, lament, grow faint," is from mid-14c. Related: Languished; languishing.