Definition of listlessness in US English:



  • See listless

    • ‘Everyone seems to be eaten up by laziness and listlessness.’
    • ‘This protects iron stores for the other functions, but weakness and listlessness or intellectual decline have been attributed to lack of iron for the brain, especially in children.’
    • ‘While it can be effectively treated with antibiotics, depression and listlessness can persist for some time.’
    • ‘But can't we have a little listlessness in our lives, some sloth, a dollop or two of drowsiness?’
    • ‘And now there is this sense of listlessness, this lack of initiative and disorientation, now that no one is giving orders.’