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Definition of "listlessness" []

  • Disinclined for any effort or exertion; lacking vigour, enthusiasm, or energy (adjective)
  • The state of being listless; indifference; lethargy. (noun)

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Use "listlessness" in a sentence
  • "Robert Southey to Horace Walpole Bedford, 12 November 1794 ⁠ * There was a time Horace when my life was heavy in listlessness — when I lookd forward & all was darkness without one ray to which I might guide my steps. strange alteration! now my soul never rests. in the tumult of emotion I have neglected to thank you for Piers Plowman [1] — or if I did thank you, have forgotten it."
  • "Do not believe that these observations, which are as true as they are wittily stated, contradict in any way the system which we have previously prescribed; by the latter, as by the former, we succeed in producing in a woman that needed listlessness, which is the pledge of repose and tranquility."
  • "The techs were going through the motions, but there was a kind of listlessness in their movements and a general air of defeat."