Pronunciation: (lang'gwish),[key] —v.i. 1. to be or become weak or feeble; droop; fade.
2. to lose vigor and vitality.
3. to undergo neglect or experience prolonged inactivity; suffer hardship and distress: to languish in prison for ten years. 4. to be subjected to delay or disregard; be ignored: a petition that languished on the warden's desk for a year. 5. to pine with desire or longing.
6. to assume an expression of tender, sentimental melancholy.
—n. 1. the act or state of languishing.
2. a tender, melancholy look or expression.