lassitude


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las·si·tude

 (lăs′ĭ-to͞od′, -tyo͞od′)
n.
A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness. See Synonyms at lethargy.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin lassitūdō, from lassus, weary; see lē- in Indo-European roots.]

lassitude

(ˈlæsɪˌtjuːd)
n
physical or mental weariness
[C16: from Latin lassitūdō, from lassus tired]

las•si•tude

(ˈlæs ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud)

n.
1. weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; listlessness; languor.
2. a condition of indolent indifference.
[1525–35; < Latin lassitūdō weariness]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lassitude - a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
hebetude - mental lethargy or dullness
torpidity, torpor - a state of motor and mental inactivity with a partial suspension of sensibility; "he fell into a deep torpor"
2.lassitude - a feeling of lack of interest or energy
apathy - an absence of emotion or enthusiasm
3.lassitude - weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
weakness - the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed"

lassitude

lassitude

noun
Translations

lassitude

[ˈlæsɪtjuːd] Nlasitud f

lassitude

nMattigkeit f, → Trägheit f

lassitude

[ˈlæsɪtjuːd] n (frm) → apatia

las·si·tude

n. lasitud, languidez, agotamiento.
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However, on Saturday morning, Kennedy, as he awoke, complained of lassitude and feverish chills.
He gave an impression of lassitude, and his nickname was eminently appropriate.
Kutuzov still in the same place, his stout body resting heavily in the saddle with the lassitude of age, sat yawning wearily with closed eyes.
At length lassitude succeeded to the tumult I had before endured, and I threw myself on the bed in my clothes, endeavouring to seek a few moments of forgetfulness.
why will they hang about us, like the flavour of yesterday's wine, suggestive of headaches and lassitude, and those good intentions for the future, which, under the earth, form the everlasting pavement of a large estate, and, upon it, usually endure until dinner-time or thereabouts!
She had not been made sleepy, as Chris had; but the keen edge of her vitality had been blunted, and she was experiencing a sweet and pleasing lassitude. And while the message was being read, in her eyes persisted the vision of her mother.
Being no longer able, however, to receive pleasure from the surrounding objects, she soon began to walk with lassitude; the general perceived it, and with a concern for her health, which seemed to reproach her for her opinion of him, was most urgent for returning with his daughter to the house.
At this moment, when, with the exception of the principal individual, a general lassitude was getting the mastery of the travellers, and every eye was cast, by a sort of common impulse, wistfully forward, the whole party was brought to a halt, by a spectacle, as sudden as it was unexpected.
"The flame flickers in the eye; the eye shines like dew; it looks soft and full of feeling; it smiles at my jargon: it is susceptible; impression follows impression through its clear sphere; where it ceases to smile, it is sad; an unconscious lassitude weighs on the lid: that signifies melancholy resulting from loneliness.
Numbness and lassitude crept upon her, and she was beginning to hope that she was only dreaming it all when he roused her by saying,
Some close observers, indeed, detected a feverish flush and alternate paleness of countenance, with corresponding flow and revulsion of spirits, and once or twice a painful and helpless betrayal of lassitude, as if she were on the point of sinking to the ground.
; the weather, neither too warm nor too cold, but of that happy temperature which stirs the blood, without bringing the lassitude of spring.