A woman feeling listless.
An example of someone who would be described as listless is a depressed person who lays around all day.
- having no interest in what is going on about one, as a result of illness, weariness, dejection, etc.; spiritless; languid
- characterized by such a feeling
Origin of listlesslist + -less
- Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; lethargic: felt tired and listless.
- Characterized by a lack of energy or interest: a listless glance.
Origin of listlessMiddle English listles probably from liste desire ( from listen to desire ; see list 5. ) -les, -lesse -less
(comparative more listless, superlative most listless)
From list + -less.