from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Lacking energy or disinclined to exert effort; lethargic: reacted to the latest crisis with listless resignation.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Lacking energy, enthusiasm, or liveliness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Indifferent to or taking no interest in what happens about one; languid and unheeding: as, a listless hearer or spectator.
- Marked by languid inactivity; manifesting relaxed attention; inanimate: as, a listless attitude.
- Synonyms Listless, Careless, Supine, Indolent. The listless and the careless do not care or desire; the supine and the indolent do not care enough to conquer their shrinking from activity or work. The words may all indicate a temporary state or a permanent element of character; indolent generally indicates the latter. (See idle.) Careless is not caring; supine is literally lying flat on one's back, not rousing one's self at all, ignobly indifferent; listless, indifferent and languid. Listless does not necessarily imply blame.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
- adj. lacking zest or vivacity
After some days spent in listless indolence, during which I traversed many leagues,
But he grew up, I think, with -- I don't want to use the word listless; I'm very careful -- with a sense of following in the family footsteps to some extent, but not in the political vein.
Since I arrived not a leaf has stirred, not a bird has sung, the tides ebb and flow in listless and soundless ripples.
She could do nothing for herself, she could only obey Joan's dictates, and this she did in listless misery.
Design, were pretty lethargic, a word that means "listless" - and also a word Wiggins might not know how to spell.
A shadow was on the threshold, and before I had recalled my listless fancy, in tripped Frances Sutherland, herself, feigning not to see me.
Hence, in this anarchic foam of tastes and distastes, a kind of listless blur, gradually appears the figure of a bodily enigma, requiring complicity or irritation.
DAN HILL, BODY LANGUAGE EXPERT: And if you don't do something, I think you run the risk of looking kind of listless, forlorn, marooned.
Robert visited Saturday but we were kind of listless and uncreative.
So I still feel kind of listless and shitty, and I couldn't for the life of me come up with a reason.