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(of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm.‘bouts of listless depression’
lethargic, enervated, lackadaisical, spiritless, unenergetic, lifeless, vigourless, lacking energy, limp, effeteView synonyms
- ‘Her friend seemed so apathetic and listless she wanted to shake her.’
- ‘When we lose touch with our authentic desire, we become listless and apathetic.’
- ‘A full stomach draws blood to the belly and away from the brain, leaving you listless and dull.’
- ‘The streets are so listless and dull that every time I walk down one I can't help feeling they want me to be sad too.’
- ‘He seemed listless and uninterested at times last year - and ineffective at others.’
- ‘I was listless, too sick and weak to say much of anything to defend myself.’
- ‘The tigers paced desperately and the gorillas and chimps seemed listless and apathetic.’
- ‘You may feel tired and listless physically and need to balance your diet, manage stress and take care of health problems.’
- ‘My suspicions were confirmed on tasting the dish - the sauce turned out to be a drab and listless affair, making the chewy meat even more of a misery to eat.’
- ‘I could smell the electricity hanging in the listless air.’
- ‘Some of the prose seems, dare I say it, listless, almost bored.’
- ‘After seemingly endless weeks of constant commotion, they appear listless and lethargic.’
- ‘On Sunday, they were listless throughout and the two goal winning margin is a flattering one from their perspective.’
- ‘The change was dramatic: he became listless and unresponsive.’
- ‘The tempo never varies from a listless crawl; the vocals, rhythms and arrangements all struggle to stay in the background.’
- ‘He brought an extra life to the character who stands listless before a deluge of tragedies as his children die in succession.’
- ‘He had been listless, short of stamina and unable to make his mark on the match, all of which is more troubling than his miss in the penalty shoot-out.’
- ‘She was listless, helpless, but not suicidal, and used cocaine sporadically.’
- ‘Pride, as they say, is all that is left to play for, but even that appears in short supply in two listless, morale-free, rugby nations.’
- ‘This is not a good show for a listless Sunday afternoon.’
Middle English: from list + -less.
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