Definition of listless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈlis(t)ləs/


(Of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm: bouts of listless depression
More example sentences
  • On Sunday, they were listless throughout and the two goal winning margin is a flattering one from their perspective.
  • I was listless, too sick and weak to say much of anything to defend myself.
  • She was listless, helpless, but not suicidal, and used cocaine sporadically.



Pronunciation: /ˈlis(t)lislē/
Example sentences
  • If our sense of future is weak, we live listlessly.
  • The children nap and watch television while the parents sit listlessly by the filthy pool and demand more ice for their drinks from harried servants.
  • Now she sits listlessly all day long, keeping to herself.


Pronunciation: /ˈlis(t)ləsnəs/
Example sentences
  • Everyone seems to be eaten up by laziness and listlessness.
  • But can't we have a little listlessness in our lives, some sloth, a dollop or two of drowsiness?
  • And now there is this sense of listlessness, this lack of initiative and disorientation, now that no one is giving orders.


Middle English: from obsolete list 'appetite, desire' + -less.

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Syllabification: list·less

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