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Related to listlessly: languorous, insurmountable, exhilarating

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:
Adv.1.listlessly - in a listless manner; "they shook hands rather listlessly"
Translations
بِفُتور، بِدون نَشاط
bez zájmu
ugideligtuinteresseret
letilega; afskiptalaust
bez záujmu
halsizce

listlessly

[ˈlɪstlɪslɪ] ADV
1. (= without energy) → lánguidamente
2. (= without direction) → con apatía, con desgana

listlessly

[ˈlɪstləsli] advavec apathie

listlessly

advlustlos; to watch listlesslyteilnahmslos or apathisch zusehen

listlessly

[ˈlɪstlɪslɪ] adv (see adj) → fiaccamente, svogliatamente, apaticamente

listless

(ˈlistlis) adjective
tired and without energy or interest. listless children.
ˈlistlessly adverb
ˈlistlessness noun
References in classic literature ?
No doubt my melancholy abstraction accounted for that, and perhaps her presence there was to be explained by a London train which I had listlessly observed come in to the town an hour before.
Nothing else in it," answered the other, handing it up to him listlessly.
Pontellier also occupied her former position on the upper step, leaning listlessly against the post.
At dawn she got up and went listlessly and sat down on the cable coil again.
He drifted listlessly down the street and found Jim Hollis acting as judge in a juvenile court that was trying a cat for murder, in the presence of her victim, a bird.
With a regal wave she motioned the young man towards the door, and then with one hand upon her hip she stood in a careless, lounging attitude by the gate, kicking her toe against the wall and listlessly awaiting the return of the driver.
As he neared the spot where the little boys strove, he regarded them listlessly.
Captain Nichols noticed Strickland for his size and his singular appearance among the crowd that waited for the doors to open; they waited listlessly, some walking to and fro, some leaning against the wall, and others seated on the curb with their feet in the gutter; and when they filed into the office he heard the monk who read his papers address him in English.
The light thus produced was deliciously soft, mysterious, and subdued; it fell equally upon all the objects in the room; it helped to intensify the deep silence, and the air of profound seclusion that possessed the place; and it surrounded, with an appropriate halo of repose, the solitary figure of the master of the house, leaning back, listlessly composed, in a large easy- chair, with a reading-easel fastened on one of its arms, and a little table on the other.
Neither did the place present any extraordinary aspect of life or activity, as its only human occupant was an amphibious boy in a canvas suit, whose sole change of occupation was from sitting on the head of a pile and throwing stones into the mud when the tide was out, to standing with his hands in his pockets gazing listlessly on the motion and on the bustle of the river at high-water.
The usual hurried, feverish toil in the claim was suspended; the pick and shovel were left sticking in the richest "pay gravel;" the toiling millionaires themselves, ragged, dirty, and perspiring, lay panting under the nearest shade, where the pipes went out listlessly, and conversation sank to monosyllables.
Her light, transparent skirts rose like a cloud about her slender waist; one bare, thin, soft, girlish arm, hanging listlessly, was lost in the folds of her pink tunic; in the other she held her fan, and with rapid, short strokes fanned her burning face.