1. [ verb ] lose vigor, health, or flesh, as through grief
Synonyms: waste pine_away

"After her husband died, she just pined away"

Related terms: weaken languisher
2. [ verb ] have a desire for something or someone who is not present
Synonyms: ache yen yearn pine

"She ached for a cigarette" "I am pining for my lover"

Related terms: long die longing pining
3. [ verb ] desire strongly or persistently
Synonyms: long ache hanker pine yen yearn
Related terms: desire miss ache die longing hankering longer
4. [ verb ] become feeble
Synonyms: fade

"The prisoner has be languishing for years in the dungeon"

Related terms: deteriorate attenuation
Similar spelling:   languisher