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list·less

 (lĭst′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; lethargic: felt tired and listless.
2. Characterized by a lack of energy or interest: a listless glance.

[Middle English listles : probably from liste, desire (from listen, to desire; see list5) + -les, -lesse, -less.]

list′less·ly adv.
list′less·ness n.

listless

(ˈlɪstlɪs)
adj
disinclined for any effort or exertion; lacking vigour, enthusiasm, or energy
[C15: from list desire + -less]
ˈlistlessly adv
ˈlistlessness n

list•less

(ˈlɪst lɪs)

adj.
having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless.
[1400–50; late Middle English lystles. See list4, -less]
list′less•ly, adv.
list′less•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.listless - lacking zest or vivacity; "he was listless and bored"
lethargic, unenrgetic - deficient in alertness or activity; "bullfrogs became lethargic with the first cold nights"
2.listless - marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm; "a dispirited and divided Party"; "reacted to the crisis with listless resignation"
spiritless - lacking ardor or vigor or energy; "a spiritless reply to criticism"

listless

listless

adjective
1. Lacking energy and vitality or showing such a lack:
Translations
فاتِر، عَديم النَّشاط
lhostejný
ugideliguinteresseret
latur, áhugalaus, afskiptalaus
apatiškumasviskam abejingas
gurdens
apatický

listless

[ˈlɪstlɪs] ADJ
1. (= without energy) → lánguido
2. (= without direction) → apático, indiferente

listless

[ˈlɪstləs] adjapathique

listless

adjlustlos; patientteilnahmslos

listless

[ˈlɪstlɪs] adj (gen) → fiacco/a, svogliato/a; (uninterested) → apatico/a

listless

(ˈlistlis) adjective
tired and without energy or interest. listless children.
ˈlistlessly adverb
ˈlistlessness noun

listless

a. apático-a, lánguido-a, sin ánimo; indiferente.

listless

adj apático (debido a cansancio, enfermedad, etc.)
References in classic literature ?
Up went a handful of soft snow, and the head turned at once, showing a face which lost its listless look in a minute, as the big eyes brightened and the mouth began to smile.
By the win- dow sat the sick woman, perfectly still, listless.
I remember those girls merely as faces in the schoolroom, gay and rosy, or listless and dull, cut off below the shoulders, like cherubs, by the ink-smeared tops of the high desks that were surely put there to make us round-shouldered and hollow-chested.
He observed his hostess attentively from under his shaggy brows, and noted a subtle change which had transformed her from the listless woman he had known into a being who, for the moment, seemed palpitant with the forces of life.
From the listless repose of the place, and the peculiar character of its inhabitants, who are descendants from the original Dutch settlers, this sequestered glen has long been known by the name of SLEEPY HOLLOW, and its rustic lads are called the Sleepy Hollow Boys throughout all the neighboring country.
They were never importunate and yet never listless.
He raised his chin and looked us slowly over, in a listless dull way, blinking with the distress of the torchlight, then dropped his head and fell to muttering again and took no further notice of us.
Lord Ingram, like his sisters, is very tall; like them, also, he is handsome; but he shares Mary's apathetic and listless look: he seems to have more length of limb than vivacity of blood or vigour of brain.
I had been out, one day, loitering somewhere, in the listless, meditative manner that my way of life engendered, when, turning the corner of a lane near our house, I came upon Mr.
They all had a listless and dreary air of waiting somebody's pleasure, and the most talkative of the ladies had to speak quite rigidly to repress a yawn.
He had left the lists immediately when the conflict ceased, and had been observed by some spectators to move down one of the forest glades with the same slow pace and listless and indifferent manner which had procured him the epithet of the Black Sluggard.
She relapsed into her listless attitude, and made a faint gesture of intolerance.