Definitions

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  • adv. In a listless manner, without energy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a listless manner; without attention; heedlessly.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a listless manner

Etymologies

listless +β€Ž -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Lucy picked up the book and glanced at the title listlessly, Under a

    A Room with a View

  • A half-hearted fire burned on the hearth, and watching it listlessly from the cot lay a boy about twice his age, David thought.

    This Way to Christmas

  • "S'long -- Mr. Barton!" she called listlessly over the other, and started on, stumblingly, clatteringly, up the abruptly steep and precipitous mountain trail -- a little dust-colored gnome on a dust-colored horse, with the dutiful gray pinking cautiously along behind her.

    Little Eve Edgarton

  • β€œAn ambulance over here,” a kid with spikes in his hair calls listlessly to a uniformed monitor nearby.

    Down and Delirious in Mexico City

  • He said, \ldblquote Hi, \rdblquote kind of listlessly, took off his hat and suit coat and unbuttoned his vest.

    Red Dog

  • Here in lower/upper/falling listlessly towards the bottom of the barrel middle-income America.

    Christopher Caen: Occupy What?

  • I start dialing again as I hover in the bathroom watching unzippered elephants shuffle listlessly into unisex stalls and blasting out minutes later on electrified rails.

    Mr. Sunrise

  • So far Rooney's unworldly football powers have seen him break a foot at Euro 2004, break a foot before the Germany World Cup and recover in time to get sent off in the quarter-final, failing to qualify for the European Championship in Austria and Switzerland and harrumphing listlessly around in South Africa last year complaining of boredom and apparently distracted by "events off the field".

    Wayne Rooney can be England's top player – as long as he isn't picked | Harry Pearson

  • Pablo roamed listlessly through the numberless menial jobs and pinched, searching faces.

    The Sanchez Ghost

  • It turned listlessly, as though touched by invisible hands.

    Kings of Colorado

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