Origin of lassitudeFrench from Classical Latin lassitudo from lassus, faint, weary: see late
Lassitude is defined as a feeling of lethargy or a lack of mental or physical energy.
When you are in a state where you don't want to do anything except lay around, this is an example of lassitude.
A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness. See Synonyms at lethargy.
Origin of lassitudeMiddle English from Old French from Latin lassitūdō from lassus weary ; see lē- in Indo-European roots.
- Moreover, he was crippled by incipient disease of the brain, which at first inflicted unconquerable lassitude and depression, and latterly agonizing pain.
- 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.
- Others again saw no marked change in him; while Mollien, who knew the emperor well, attributed the lassitude which now and then came over him to a feeling of perplexity caused by his changed circumstances.
- The food thus reaches the stomach in large lumps which cannot be readily digested, and either remain there till they decompose and give rise to irritation in the stomach itself, or pass on to the intestine, where digestion is likewise incomplete, and the food is ejected without the proper amount of nourishment having been extracted from it; while at the same time the products of its decomposition may have been absorbed and acted as poisons, giving rise to lassitude, discomfort, headache, or perhaps even to irritability and sleeplessness.
- But during the atrocious holocausts formidable states had grown up around France, observing her and threatening her; and on the other hand, as on the morrow of the Hundred Years War, the lassitude of the country, the lack of political feeling on the part of the upper classes and their selfishness, led to a fresh abdication of the nations rights.