from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness. See Synonyms at lethargy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Lethargy or lack of energy; fatigue.
- n. Listlessness or languor.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A condition of the body, or mind, when its voluntary functions are performed with difficulty, and only by a strong exertion of the will; languor; debility; weariness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The state of having the energies weakened; weakness; weariness; languor of body or mind.
- n. Synonyms Weariness, etc. See fatique.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a feeling of lack of interest or energy
- n. a state of comatose torpor (as found in sleeping sickness)
- n. weakness characterized by a lack of vitality or energy
Middle English, from Old French, from Latin lassitūdō, from lassus, weary; see lē- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French lassitude, from Latin lassitūdō ("faintness, weariness"), from lassus ("faint, weary"), perhaps for *ladtus, and thus akin to E. late. (Wiktionary)