Definition of lassitude in English:



  • A state of physical or mental weariness; lack of energy.

    ‘she was overcome by lassitude and retired to bed’
    ‘a patient complaining of lassitude and inability to concentrate’
    • ‘And a final example is the deep-seated lassitude in the major Australian corporations that vast superannuation money flow and lack of real competition has engendered.’
    • ‘You still get the runny nose and cough (if you've got them), but it gets rid of the aches, pains and general uncomfortable lassitude.’
    • ‘They're conducive, instead, to lassitude, resentment, and political irresponsibility.’
    • ‘Only on the next morning does one feel the after effects, which include an almost overwhelming lassitude.’
    • ‘No matter what we do to earn a living, we all seek the benefits of leisure, lassitude and inertia…’
    • ‘Rotten made it clear that there was another kind of fun that could be had, a forbidden fun that was riskier and more dangerous because it aggressively put the lie to the self-congratulatory lassitude of the 1970s.’
    • ‘Moral lassitude is not equal to murder of innocents.’
    • ‘Reading causes lassitude and wearies us tremendously.’
    • ‘As my lassitude, depression and memory loss grew more pronounced, we decided that we needed to drastically change our lives.’
    • ‘But also costly figuratively, costly psychologically, because the new social lassitude associated with liberalism affronted cherished values.’
    • ‘It isn't like they've worked out how to levitate the television remote control across the room to allow for utter and total lassitude.’
    • ‘There may be lassitude in the federal response to natural disaster, but that is not the same as culpability, and still less is it culpability for the failings the critics invariably cite.’
    • ‘Early morning lassitude puts all inquisitive minds to rest.’
    • ‘That was when the cattle became thin, sometimes painfully so, and it broke the heart of a cattle-owning people to see the herds nibbling at the few dry shreds of grass that remained, their heads lowered in lassitude and in weakness.’
    • ‘The patient may also experience lassitude, have a pale complexion, a sore low back (where the Kidney is located), pale tongue body with thin white coating, and deep slow-weak pulse.’
    • ‘Happy in Goa, the Portuguese took their time leaving, lingering here in colonial lassitude until 1961.’
    • ‘The general lassitude towards tourists followed us into southern Chile where we were constantly held up by crooked tour agents and transport that was always late.’
    • ‘After five weeks in combat these soldiers sunk into a state of extreme exhaustion and lassitude.’
    • ‘That's when, for whatever reason, the little white pill I have to take first thing in the morning sets my water system into hyper-productive mode, resulting in feelings of faintness and lassitude.’
    • ‘The patient denied lassitude, dyspnea, or fever.’
    lethargy, listlessness, weariness, languor, sluggishness, enervation, tiredness, exhaustion, fatigue, sleepiness, drowsiness, torpor, torpidity, ennui, lifelessness, sloth, apathy
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Late Middle English: from French, from Latin lassitudo, from lassus tired.