Definition of listless in English:

listless

Syllabification: list·less
Pronunciation: /ˈlis(t)lis
 
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adjective

Derivatives

listlessly

adverb
More 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.

listlessness

noun
More 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.

Origin

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

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