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  1. Languishing(a.)

    Suffering neglect; neglected.

  2. Languishing(a.)

    Continuing in a weak or deteriorating state; lingering.


  1. languishing(Adjective)

    lacking of vigor or spirit.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Languishing

    of Languish

  2. Languishing(adj)

    becoming languid and weak; pining; losing health and strength

  3. Languishing(adj)

    amorously pensive; as, languishing eyes, or look

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of languishing in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of languishing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of languishing in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Sudaria:

    European equities are set to edge higher...(But) the reality is that we are still languishing around the lows from the China devaluation sell-off.

  2. Johann Kaspar Lavater:

    There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinct character. Some announce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness, and pride; some soften the countenance by their languishing tenderness, others brighten by their spiritual vivacity.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    The notion that I am content as I celebrate with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails, Major, that's nonsense, and you should know better, i've met with the families of some of those folks. Nobody's content.

  4. The President:

    The notion that I'm content as I celebrate with American citizens languishing in Iranian jails ... that's nonsense, and you should know better.

  5. Daren Blomquist:

    May foreclosure numbers are a classic good news-bad news scenario, with the number of homeowners starting the foreclosure process stabilizing at pre-housing crisis levels but the number of homeowners actually losing their homes to foreclosure still well above pre-crisis levels and on the rise, lenders and courts are pushing through stubborn foreclosure cases that have been languishing in foreclosure limbo for years as options to prevent foreclosure are exhausted or left untapped.

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