Languish

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Languish

  • (verb) (of a person, animal, or plant) lose or lack vitality; grow weak. “plants may appear to be languishing simply because they are dormant”
  • (verb) fail to make progress or be successful. “Kelso languish near the bottom of the Scottish First Division”
  • (verb) pine with love or grief. “she still languished after Richard”
  • (verb) assume a sentimentally tender or melancholy expression or tone. “when a visitor comes in, she smiles and languishes”
  • (verb) be forced to remain in an unpleasant place or situation. “he has been languishing in jail since 1974”

Languish meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • दिन काटना, कम होना, गिराना, क्षीण होना, दुर्बल होना, मंद होना, मुरझाना, शिथिल होना

Languish origin

  • Middle English (in the sense ‘become faint, feeble, or ill’): from Old French languiss-, lengthened stem of languir ‘languish’, from a variant of Latin languere, related to laxus ‘loose, lax’.

Languish in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Persons with disabilities languish waiting for assistance in India, India in recent years has made strides to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities, passing in 2016 a game-changing bill which instituted …
  • Language courses languish at varsity, Even MNCs in India prefer certificates from universities. All courses, from the basic four-month certificate course to the advanced diploma …
  • India Squad for West Indies Tour 2019: Plight of the backbenchers …. be under-selling them, as they could languish and get disillusioned.
  • India’s hydro power development – Need for action beyond recent …, The state of hydro power in India has not been encouraging due to all …. balancing power, hydro power development continues to languish.
  • ‘Cut-money’ not confined to Bengal, it is a pan-Indian reality, Welfare schemes will languish. The wheels of India’s development are running on the cut money system. This is Mr. Modi’s golden opportunity …

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of Languish 

  • sounds like EXTINGUISH-wen a person losing strength aur virality or become exhausted then we say that he is extinghuishing
  • you languish when you are in anguish.

Languish pronunciation

How To Pronounce Languish

41 Indian labourers languish in Saudi jail even after serving sentence

Wane

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Wane

  • (verb) (of a state or feeling) decrease in vigour or extent; become weaker; “confidence in the dollar waned”
  • (verb) (of the moon) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size; “the moon is waning”
  • (Phrase) on the wane — becoming weaker or less extensive; “the epidemic was on the wane”
  • (noun) the amount by which a plank or log is bevelled or falls short of a squared shape; “I cut the log into slabs without removing the outside wane”

Wane (वेन / वैन) meaning in Hindi (English to Hindi meaning)

  • उतरना, घटना, ढलना, कम होना, क्षीण होना, अधोगति, अवनति, कमी, क्षय, घटाव, पतन, ह्रास, चंद घटना

Wane Origin

  • Old English wanian ‘lessen’, of Germanic origin; related to Latin vanus ‘vain’.

Wane in a sentence (word usage in recent Hindu newspaper)

  • Manufacturing activity picks up but optimism continues to wane.
  • US Report Says Anti-Americanism On the Wane in Greece.
  • India’s craze for gold on the wane as yellow metal gets dearer.
  • Atheism may be on the wane in Britain.
  • Davos: Citigroup CEO admits London focus will wane after Brexit.

Mnemonic trick to remember the meaning of wane

  • wane === opposite of gain

Wane pronunciation

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