un languishing

languishing

[lang-gwi-shing]
adjective
1.
becoming languid, in any way.
2.
expressive of languor; indicating tender, sentimental melancholy: a languishing sigh.
3.
lingering: a languishing death.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English; see languish, -ing2

languishingly, adverb
half-languishing, adjective
unlanguishing, adjective
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languish
c.1300, from languiss-, pp. stem of O.Fr. languir "be listless," from V.L. *languire, from L. languere "be weak or faint" (see lax). Related: Languished; languishing.
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