Definitions

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  • n. One who languishes.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who languishes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who languishes, droops, or pines.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who languishes

Etymologies

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languish +‎ -er

Examples

  • She learned full early how to coquet and roll her fine eyes, but it is also true that she was not much of a languisher, as all her ogling was of a destructive or proudly attacking kind.

    A Lady of Quality

  • The languisher could not endure comparisons which so seemed to disparage her ethereal charms.

    A Lady of Quality

  • Her Ladyship of Dunstanwolde talked of her guests of the afternoon, and was charming and witty in her speech of them; she repeated the mots of the wits and told some brilliant stories of certain modish ladies and gentlemen of fashion; she had things to say of statesmen and politics, and was sparkling indeed in speaking of the lovely languisher whose little wrist was too delicate and slender to support the loaded whip.

    A Lady of Quality

  • She learned full early how to coquet and roll her fine eyes; but it is also true that she was not much of a languisher, as all her ogling was of a destructive or proudly-attacking kind.

    A Lady of Quality

  • Her Ladyship of Dunstanwolde talked of her guests of the afternoon, and was charming and witty in her speech of them; she repeated the _mots_ of the wits, and told some brilliant stories of certain modish ladies and gentlemen of fashion; she had things to say of statesmen and politics, and was sparkling indeed in speaking of the lovely languisher whose little wrist was too delicate and slender to support the loaded whip.

    A Lady of Quality

  • "Viola, however, is no languisher and quickly improvises a plan, disguising herself as the young man 'Cesario,' taking service with Duke Orsino ... and shaking the foundations of this strange world."

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  • I sent the page to the old place for letters, but he returned the object of my rage, because without the least remembrance from my fickle maid: in this torment, unable to hide my disorder, I suffered myself to be laid in bed; where the restless torments of the night exceeded those of the day, and are not even by the languisher himself to be expressed; but the returning light brought a short slumber on its wings; which was interrupted by my atoning boy, who brought two letters from my adorable _Sylvia_: he waked me from dreams more agreeable than all my watchful hours could bring; for they are all tortured.

    Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister

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