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flagging Explained

flagging at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


flagging at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj becoming tired or losing strength// flagging spirits/energy/morale // --By now the wine had lifted her flagging spirits.// --He presents himself as the man to revive the party's flagging fortunes .// --concern for the country's flagging economy //

flagging at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

132 Moby Thesaurus words for "flagging":
ambling, cautious, circumspect, claudicant, coming apart, cracking,
crawling, creeping, creeping like snail, crumbling, debilitated,
decadent, declining, degenerate, deliberate, deteriorating,
disintegrating, draining, drooping, droopy, dwindling, easy,
ebbing, effete, enervated, enfeebled, fading, fagged, failing,
faint, fainting, falling, faltering, fatigued, feeling faint,
foot-dragging, footsore, fragmenting, frazzled, gentle,
going to pieces, good and tired, gradual, halting, hobbled,
hobbling, idle, indolent, jaded, languid, languishing, languorous,
lazy, leisurely, limping, lumbering, marcescent, moderate, pining,
poking, poky, ready to drop, regressive, relaxed, reluctant,
retrograde, retrogressive, run ragged, run-down, sagging,
sauntering, seedy, shriveling, shuffling, sinking, slack, sliding,
slipping, slothful, slow, slow as death, slow as molasses,
slow as slow, slow-crawling, slow-foot, slow-going, slow-legged,
slow-moving, slow-paced, slow-poky, slow-running, slow-sailing,
slow-stepped, sluggish, slumping, snail-paced, snaillike,
staggering, strolling, subsiding, tabetic, tentative, tired,
tired-winged, toddling, toilworn, tortoiselike, tottering,
trudging, turtlelike, unhurried, unrefreshed, unrestored, waddling,
waning, wasting, way-weary, wayworn, weak, weakened, wearied,
weariful, weary, weary-footed, weary-laden, weary-winged,
weary-worn, wilting, withering, worn, worn-down, worsening

flagging at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[ADJ] (Inactivity): inactive, motionless, unoccupied, indolent, lazy, slothful, idle, remiss, slack, inert, torpid, sluggish, languid, listless, slow, flagging, lackadaisical.

Flagging at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Flag \Flag\ (fl[a^]g), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Flagged}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Flagging}.] [Cf. Icel. flaka to droop, hang loosely.
Cf. {Flacker}, {Flag} an ensign.]
1. To hang loose without stiffness; to bend down, as flexible
bodies; to be loose, yielding, limp.

As loose it [the sail] flagged around the mast. --T.

2. To droop; to grow spiritless; to lose vigor; to languish;
as, the spirits flag; the streugth flags.

The pleasures of the town begin to flag. --Swift.

Syn: To droop; decline; fail; languish; pine.

Flagging \Flag"ging\, n.
A pavement or sidewalk of flagstones; flagstones,

Flagging \Flag"ging\, a.
Growing languid, weak, or spiritless; weakening; delaying. --
{Flag"ging*ly}, adv.

flagging at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : weak from exhaustion [syn: {drooping}]

n 1: emblem usually consisting of a rectangular piece of cloth of
distinctive design
2: plants with sword-shaped leaves and erect stalks bearing
bright-colored flowers composed of three petals and three
drooping sepals [syn: {iris}, {fleur-de-lis}, {sword lily}]
3: a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
[syn: {signal flag}]
4: a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine
(usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the
publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc.
[syn: {masthead}]
5: flagpole used to mark the position of the hole on a golf
green [syn: {pin}]
6: stratified stone that splits into pieces suitable as paving
stones [syn: {flagstone}]
7: a conspicuously marked or shaped tail
[also: {flagging}, {flagged}]

v 1: communicate or signal with a flag
2: provide with a flag; "Flag this file so that I can recognize
it immediately"
3: droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss
of tautness [syn: {sag}, {droop}, {swag}]
4: decorate with flags; "the building was flagged for the
5: become less intense [syn: {ease up}, {ease off}, {slacken
[also: {flagging}, {flagged}]

See {flag}

flagging at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedia » dab=flagging


  • Inter: present participle of » flag

  • Translation: de » flagging
    Translation: fr » flagging
    Translation: ko » flagging
    Translation: io » flagging
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    Translation: ta » flagging
    Translation: vi » flagging
    Translation: zh » flagging