副词:languishingly 名词:languisher 动词过去式:languished 过去分词:languished 现在分词:languishing 第三人称单数:languishes
v [I] (fml 文)
1 lack or lose vitality 缺乏活力; 失去活力
*Since the war the industry has gradually languished. 开战以来, 这一工业的生产每况愈下.
* The children soon began to languish in the heat. 孩子们很快就热得懒洋洋的了.
2 ~ (for sb/sth) be or become weak and miserable because of unfulfilled longings; pine2(1) （因求之不得）变得衰弱而难过
*languish for love, company, sympathy 渴望得到爱、相伴、同情而憔悴.
3 ~ (in/under sth) live wretchedly 受苦; 受煎熬
*He languished in poverty for years. 他多年挣扎在贫困之中.
* languishing under foreign domination 在外国统治下受煎熬.
1300-1400; Language: French;Origin:
languir, from Latin
if someone languishes somewhere, they are forced to remain in a place where they are unhappylanguish in Shaw languished in jail for fifteen years.
if something languishes, it fails to improve and develop or become successful
≠ flourish The housing market continues to languish. The shares are languishing at just 46p after yesterday's fall. West Ham United are currently languishing at the bottom of the league.