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languishing

[lang-gwi-shing] /ˈlæŋ gwɪ ʃɪŋ/
adjective
1.
becoming languid, in any way.
2.
expressive of languor; indicating tender, sentimental melancholy:
a languishing sigh.
3.
lingering:
a languishing death.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English; see languish, -ing2
Related forms
languishingly, adverb
half-languishing, adjective
unlanguishing, adjective
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