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.
- 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.
- Through lassitude or disinterestedness the men of 1791, Oh Robespierres suggestion, had committed one last mistake, by leaving the task of putting the constitution into practice to new men even more inexperienced than themselves.
- The festival of the new doctrine, which turned the head of the new pontiff (June 8), the loi de Prairial, or code of legal murder (June 10), which gave the deputies themselves into his hand; and the multiplication of executions at a time when the victory of Fleurus (June 25) showed the uselessness and barbarity of this aggravation of the Reign of Terror provoked against him the victorious coalition of revenge, lassitude and fear.