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Definition of "listless" []

  • Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; lethargic: reacted to the latest crisis with listless resignation. (adjective)
  • Disinclined for any effort or exertion; lacking vigour, enthusiasm, or energy (adjective)

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Use "listless" in a sentence
  • "After some days spent in listless indolence, during which I traversed many leagues,"
  • "But he grew up, I think, with -- I don't want to use the word listless; I'm very careful -- with a sense of following in the family footsteps to some extent, but not in the political vein."
  • "Since I arrived not a leaf has stirred, not a bird has sung, the tides ebb and flow in listless and soundless ripples."