n. act or condition of languishing; state of longing for; languishing expression

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  • Languishment — Lan guish*ment, n. 1. The state of languishing. Lingering languishment. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Tenderness of look or mien; amorous pensiveness. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • languishment — noun see languish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • languishment — /lang gwish meuhnt/, n. Archaic. 1. the act or state of languishing. 2. a languishing expression. [1535 45; LANGUISH + MENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • languishment — noun a) The state of languishing. b) Tenderness of look or mien; amorous pensiveness …   Wiktionary

  • languishment — n. 1. Feebleness, decline, weakness, drooping, pining, withering, wasting. 2. Look of tenderness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • languishment — lan·guish·ment …   English syllables

  • languishment — /ˈlæŋgwɪʃmənt/ (say langgwishmuhnt) noun 1. the act of languishing. 2. languishing condition. 3. a languishing expression …   Australian English dictionary

  • languishment — shmənt noun ( s) Etymology: Middle French languissement, from languiss + ment 1. archaic : the act or state of languishing : illness, weakness …   Useful english dictionary

  • Lamentation — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Expression of pain. < N PARAG:Lamentation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 lament lament lamentation Sgm: N 1 wail wail complaint plaint murmur mutter grumble groan moan whine …   English dictionary for students

  • Dyingness — Dy ing*ness, n. The state of dying or the stimulation of such a state; extreme languor; languishment. [R.] [1913 Webster] Tenderness becomes me best, a sort of dyingness; you see that picture, Foible, a swimmingness in the eyes; yes, I ll look so …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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