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Droop meaning

droop - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. To hang bending downward; to sink or hang down, as an animal, plant, etc., from physical inability or exhaustion, want of nourishment, or the like.
  2. 2. To grow weak or faint with disappointment, grief, or like causes; to be dispirited or depressed; to languish; as, her spirits drooped.
  3. 3. To proceed downward, or toward a close; to decline.
  4. 4. To let droop or sink.
  5. 5. A drooping; as, a droop of the eye.
  6. 6. To hang the head; pine; languish.

droop - examples of usage

  1. I did not wonder that Sinclair had succumbed to charms so pronounced and uncommon, and as I gazed longer and noted the tremulous droop of her ripe lips and the faraway look of eyes which had created a great stir in the social world when they first flashed upon it.
  2. It was rather that of an absorbed mind brooding upon what gave little or no pleasure; and as I further gazed and noted the droop of her lovely shoulders and the languor visible in her whole bearing, I began to regard a glimpse of her features as imperative.
  3. With a sigh of utter fatigue, she let her head droop against the hard, uncompromising cushion of the old- fashioned sofa and listened.
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