Synonyms of 'languish'
He continues to languish in prison.
2 waste away
New products languish on the drawing board.
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Her father's health has declined significantly in recent months.
If you flag or if your spirits flag, you begin to lose enthusiasm or energy.
His enthusiasm was in no way flagging.
Thesaurus for languish from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone languishes somewhere , they are forced to remain and suffer in an unpleasant situation.