adjective list·less \ˈlist-ləs\

: lacking energy or spirit

Full Definition of LISTLESS

:  characterized by lack of interest, energy, or spirit <a listless melancholy attitude>
list·less·ly adverb
list·less·ness noun

Examples of LISTLESS

  1. The heat made everyone tired and listless.
  2. The party was a listless affair.
  3. He became listless, answered in monosyllables, gurgled, drank a great deal of whisky, and looked with hateful eyes at everyone. —Isaiah Berlin, New York Times Book Review, 12 Apr. 1987

Origin of LISTLESS

Middle English listles, from 2list (see 2list)
First Known Use: 15th century


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