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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 ?
I suppose I was breathing hard, or perhaps I was crying, for after a time I heard a listless voice that had never been listless before say, 'Is that you?
I passed whole days on the lake alone in a little boat, watching the clouds and listening to the rippling of the waves, silent and listless.
But when it came to almagest and astrolabe, the counting of figures and reckoning of epicycles, away would go her thoughts to horse and hound, and a vacant eye and listless face would warn the teacher that he had lost his hold upon his scholar.
He was a tall, sun-burnt, man, past the middle age, of a dull countenance and listless manner.
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.
The pettishness that might be caressed into fondness, had yielded to a listless apathy; there was less of the peevish temper of a child which frets and teases on purpose to be soothed, and more of the self-absorbed moroseness of a confirmed invalid, repelling consolation, and ready to regard the good-humoured mirth of others as an insult.
I considered how impossible it was to preserve my life in so desolate a place, and how miserable my end must be: yet found myself so listless and desponding, that I had not the heart to rise; and before I could get spirits enough to creep out of my cave, the day was far advanced.
If the power of affording it be placed under the direction of the Union, there will be no danger of a supine and listless inattention to the dangers of a neighbor, till its near approach had superadded the incitements of self-preservation to the too feeble impulses of duty and sympathy.
The children of the poor are therefore allowed to "feel" from their earliest years, and they gain thereby a precocity and an early vivacity which contrast at first most favourably with the inert, undeveloped, and listless behaviour of the half-instructed youths of the Polygonal class; but when the latter have at last completed their University course, and are prepared to put their theory into practice, the change that comes over them may almost be described as a new birth, and in every art, science, and social pursuit they rapidly overtake and distance their Triangular competitors.
The result of the long strain was seen later in the afternoon, when he sat locked within the turret-room before the still baffling trunk, distrait, listless and yet agitated, sunk in a settled gloom.
But now this head was swaying helplessly with the uneven movements of the bearers, and the cold listless gaze fixed itself upon nothing.