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Definition of "lassitude" []

  • A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness. See Synonyms at lethargy. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "lassitude" in a sentence
  • "Bush has taken the opposite approach and for all his swagger and protectiveness of executive prerogatives is becoming a disturbing study in lassitude in the executive branch."
  • "Extreme lassitude from the heat is seldom felt here; and our nights are almost always comparatively cool, which is a very great advantage."
  • "For Burke, the efficient cause of the "delight" occasioned by the experience of the Sublime is the power of terrible objects to "clear the parts" of the nervous system of dangerous and debilitating blockages arising from mental lassitude, that is, from persistent states of boredom and ennui."