listlessness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.listlessness - a feeling of lack of interest or energy
apathy - an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
2.listlessness - inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energylistlessness - inactivity resulting from lethargy and lack of vigor or energy
passivity, passiveness - the trait of remaining inactive; a lack of initiative

listlessness

noun
Translations
فُتور، عَدَم نَشاط
apatičnost
ugidelighed
leti, afskiptaleysi
apatia
halsizlik

listlessness

[ˈlɪstlɪsnɪs] N
1. (= lack of energy) → languidez f
2. (= lack of direction) → apatía f, desgana f

listlessness

[ˈlɪstləsnɪs] napathie flist price n [car] → prix m affiché

listlessness

nLustlosigkeit f; (of patient)Teilnahmslosigkeit f, → Apathie f

listlessness

[ˈlɪstlɪsnɪs] n (see adj) → fiacchezza, svogliatezza, apatia

listless

(ˈlistlis) adjective
tired and without energy or interest. listless children.
ˈlistlessly adverb
ˈlistlessness noun
References in classic literature ?
They had not made many steps,--in truth, they were lingering in the entry, with the listlessness of an accomplished purpose, uncertain what to do next,--when Phoebe ran to meet them.
There was a listlessness in his gait, as if he saw no reason for taking one step further, nor felt any desire to do so, but would have been glad, could he be glad of anything, to fling himself down at the root of the nearest tree, and lie there passive for evermore.
Perhaps they were; or perhaps there might have been shoals of them in the far horizon; but lulled into such an opium-like listlessness of vacant, unconscious reverie is this absent-minded youth by the blending cadence of waves with thoughts, that at last he loses his identity; takes the mystic ocean at his feet for the visible image of that deep, blue, bottomless soul, pervading mankind and nature; and every strange, half-seen, gliding, beautiful thing that eludes him; every dimly-discovered, uprising fin of some undiscernible form, seems to him the embodiment of those elusive thoughts that only people the soul by continually flitting through it.
This sensation of listlessness, weariness, stupidity, this disinclination to sit down and employ myself, this feeling of every thing's being dull and insipid about the house
Eshton to draw her into conversation, had first murmured over some sentimental tunes and airs on the piano, and then, having fetched a novel from the library, had flung herself in haughty listlessness on a sofa, and prepared to beguile, by the spell of fiction, the tedious hours of absence.
In vapid listlessness I leant my head against the window, and continued spelling over Catherine Earnshaw - Heathcliff - Linton, till my eyes closed; but they had not rested five minutes when a glare of white letters started from the dark, as vivid as spectres - the air swarmed with Catherines; and rousing myself to dispel the obtrusive name, I discovered my candle-wick reclining on one of the antique volumes, and perfuming the place with an odour of roasted calf-skin.
Although he could not fail to notice the languor in her face and the listlessness of all her movements, he was relieved to find that she met him with perfect composure.
Listlessness to everything, but brooding sorrow, was the night that fell on my undisciplined heart.
The maid pulled the hay from her, her mistress submitting with the supine listlessness of a dying animal.
Reuter had already glided away, she was nowhere visible; a maitresse or teacher, the one who occupied the corresponding estrade to my own, alone remained to keep guard over me; she was a little in the shade, and, with my short sight, I could only see that she was of a thin bony figure and rather tallowy complexion, and that her attitude, as she sat, partook equally of listlessness and affectation.
His advanced age had long before deprived him of his activity; and when his companions stopped to view the scenery, or to add to their bouquets, the mastiff would lay his huge frame on the ground and await their movements, with his eyes closed, and a listlessness in his air that ill accorded with the character of a protector.
It was not, perhaps, this which gave him that air of listlessness.