Listless meaning

lĭst'lĭs
Having no interest in what is going on about one, as a result of illness, weariness, dejection, etc.; spiritless; languid.
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The definition of listless is someone who is lacking in energy or vitality and does not extend physical effort.

An example of someone who would be described as listless is a depressed person who lays around all day.

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Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; lethargic.

Felt tired and listless.

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Characterized by a lack of energy or interest.

A listless glance.

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Characterized by such a feeling.
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Origin of listless

  • Middle English listles probably from liste desire (from listen to desire list5) -les, -lesse -less
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From list + -less.
    From Wiktionary