moribund moribund  /ˈmɔ rə bənd/


  1. (adj) not growing or changing; without force or vitality
  2. (adj) being on the point of death; breathing your last


  1. The new industry policy could do very little to boost moribund industry.
  2. The American automobile industry is moribund and a few cylinders of oxygen are not going to revive it.


  1. Teachable Moments: Reagan to Gorbachev: 'Tear down this wall!'

    When Mikhail Gorbachev ascended to general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in March 1985 he was faced with an economic crisis, due in no small part to the nearly 40-year-long Cold War and arms race with the United States, and a moribund political structure that perpetuated the economic problems.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: The Journal News

  2. Pistons choose Cheeks to turn franchise around

    Bill Shea - Mo Cheeks' hiring is the latest move in Piston owner Tom Gores' bid to turn around a moribund Pistons franchise that quickly has fallen from being one of the league's elite teams.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Crain's Detroit Business

  3. Vince Lombardi: No. 1 all time on ESPN list

    I'm sure plenty of you noted that planned to announce the greatest coach in NFL history on the same day that marks the 100th anniversary of Green Bay Packers legend Vince Lombardi. No, that was not a coincidence. Lombardi finished atop the ballot compiled by a cross-platform of 22 ESPN journalists. His quick turnaround of a moribund franchise, his five NFL championships -- including the ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: ESPN Blogs


  1. "He was the kind of guy people would give an old, moribund idea to and he would come up with a fresh idea for it," said Mark Evanier, a friend.
    on Feb 15, 2008 By: Mark Evanier Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Committee chairman Malcolm Bruce said: "Developed countries must accept responsibility if Doha fails. They should now either reinvigorate the process with unilateral moves or draw the process to a close if it is irretrievably moribund. The...
    on Dec 3, 2007 By: Malcolm Bruce Source: This is Nottingham

  3. "Let us not forget that there is an indisputable connection between culture and religion. Where culture is uncoupled from ...... the worship of God, religion becomes moribund in rituals and culture degenerates," Meisner said Friday.
    on Sep 15, 2007 By: Joachim Meisner Source: ABC News

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /