In lang=en terms the difference between languish and yearn
is that languish
is to be neglected; to make little progress, be unsuccessful while yearn
is to pain; to grieve; to vex.
As verbs the difference between languish and yearn
is that languish
is to lose strength and become weak; to be in a state of weakness or sickness while yearn
is to long, have a strong desire (for something) or yearn
can be (scotland) to curdle, as milk.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
To lose strength and become weak; to be in a state of weakness or sickness.
* Bible, 2 Esdras viii. 31
To pine away in longing for something; to have low spirits, especially from lovesickness.
- We do languish of such diseases.
To live in miserable or disheartening conditions.
- He languished without his girlfriend
To be neglected; to make little progress, be unsuccessful.
- He languished in prison for years
(obsolete) To make weak; to weaken, devastate.
* 1815 , Jane Austen, Emma
- The case languished for years before coming to trial.
- He is an excellent young man, and will suit Harriet exactly: it will be an "exactly so," as he says himself; but he does sigh and languish , and study for compliments rather more than I could endure as a principal.
From (etyl) giernan, from (etyl) .
To long, have a strong desire (for something).
* All I yearn for is a simple life.
To long for something in the past with melancholy, nostalgically
To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.
To pain; to grieve; to vex.
- Falstaff he is dead, and we must yearn therefore.
- It would yearn your heart to see it.
- It yearns me not if men my garments wear.
(Scotland) To curdle, as milk.