Synonyms for (verb) languish

Synonyms: languish, fade

Definition: become feeble

Usage: The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon

Similar words: deteriorate, devolve, degenerate, drop

Definition: grow worse

Usage: Her condition deteriorated; Conditions in the slums degenerated; The discussion devolved into a shouting match


Synonyms: languish, pine away, waste

Definition: lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief

Usage: After her husband died, she just pined away

Similar words: weaken

Definition: become weaker

Usage: The prisoner's resistance weakened after seven days


Synonyms: pine, yearn, yen, languish, ache

Definition: have a desire for something or someone who is not present

Usage: She ached for a cigarette; I am pining for my lover

Similar words: long, hanker, yearn

Definition: desire strongly or persistently