Translation of languish in Spanish:


languidecer, v.

Pronunciation /ˈlaŋɡwɪʃ//ˈlæŋɡwɪʃ/

intransitive verb


  • 1

    (in prison) pudrirse
    the information is languishing in a drawer la información está archivada en un cajón
    • to languish for sth suspirar por algo
    • he languished for her love suspiraba por su amor
    • the languishing tones of the flute el tono lánguido de la flauta
    • she gave a languishing sigh suspiró lánguidamente
    • There is a paragraph in the appellant's submissions that refers to the unacceptability of simply allowing a person to languish in detention.
    • Supporters of democracy must firmly challenge that dangerous illusion and remind the world of the dissidents languishing in Cuban jails, many of whom have become seriously ill after being confined for long periods in dank cells.
    • While resources are squandered on these high-profile initiatives, patients are queuing up on casualty trolleys awaiting admission, or languishing in dirty hospital wards after months of waiting.
    • In terms of human suffering the bomb blast case is far worse then any other trial in India - several wrongly implicated persons are languishing in jail for seven years along with hardened criminals.
    • Our real reformers are among the 600,000 languishing in prison, or the hundreds of candidates who are disqualified in each election for believing in human rights or secularism.
    • An estimated 400 000 people have fled into neighbouring Sierra Leone, Guinea and Ivory Coast and have been languishing in refugee camps, the sites of frequent unrest.
    • As the nation observed the fifth anniversary of the victory in Kargil, a mother made a fervent appeal to the President for expediting the process of bringing back her son languishing in a Pakistani jail as a prisoner of war.
    • They were eager to unearth every scrap of information, many having high hopes that they were related to someone rich and famous with an unclaimed fortune languishing in a long-forgotten bank account just begging to be collected.
    • Moreover, they are impeding humanitarian access to something approaching one million people who are languishing in camps desperately short of food and medicine.
    • The aircraft has been languishing in a hangar on a wartime airfield at Bruntingthorpe in Leicestershire where enthusiasts have so far raised £400,000 to keep it well-maintained.
    • These children are languishing in prisons with no one fighting for their rights, and we want to give them a voice and make sure that their rights are upheld.
    • After storming out of the academy, it appeared he would be doomed forever to languish in the ranks of domestic cricket and any chance of representing his country was gone.
    • In short, if bail were set in this capital case, the Dog would languish in jail for lack of it.
    • The police themselves have more powers than at any time since the Rum Rebellion and a record number of citizens are now languishing in prison cells under conditions as abusive as any since the Nagle Royal Commission.
    • Some of this cruelty still disturbs me, but at least it's honest: and much less hypocritical than the cruelty of the British food industry where consumers buy their meat safe and sanitised while the animals languish in battery pens.
    • Briefly, I'm inundated with other matters, which also explains why so many e-mails are languishing in the ‘To Be Answered’ folder.
    • According to official figures, around 250,000 old appliances will be languishing in storage by the end of the year because of an EU directive demanding the safe disposal of the harmful chemicals they contain.
    • And while they are now finally in a permanent home, hundreds of Scottish children are left languishing in what adoption experts call a ‘planning limbo’.
    • A 35-year-old Briton languishing in a Bangkok jail under sentence of death for a crime he says he did not commit is planning to protest his innocence by refusing to plead for a royal pardon.
    • Dozens of former FNL child soldiers associated with the National Liberation Forces (Forces Nationales pour la Libération, or FNL) languish in government custody - in prisons, jails, and a newly opened welcome center for former FNL combatants - without any clarity of their legal status or knowledge of when they might be returned to their families.