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listlessness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of listlessness

  1. 1 physical or mental inertness <following a couple of big mistakes early in the game, the team sank into an uncharacteristic listlessness and was never able to recover the lead> Synonyms hebetude, languor, lassitude, lethargy, stupor, torporRelated Words boredom, indifference; malaise; laziness; fatigue, sleepiness; narcosis; idleness, inactionNear Antonyms eagerness, enthusiasm, keenness, spiritedness; ambition, enterpriseAntonyms vigor, vim, vitality, vivacity

  2. 2 the state of being bored <we searched desperately for something to jar us out of our listlessness> Synonyms blahs, doldrums, ennui, boredom, restlessness, tedium, wearinessRelated Words cheerlessness, dispiritedness, joylessness, melancholy; languidness, languor, lassitude, lethargy, lifelessness, torpidity, torpor; dullness (also dulness), monotonousness, monotony, sameness; apathy, indifference, unconcernNear Antonyms beguilement, bewitchment, captivation, enchantment, fascination; absorption, engagement, engrossment, immersion, involvement; animation, enlivenment, excitement, invigoration, stimulation; amusement, entertainment; diversion, relief

  3. 3 the quality or state of lacking physical strength or vigor <general listlessness is often a side effect of chemotherapy> Synonyms asthenia, debilitation, debility, delicacy, enervation, enfeeblement, faintness, feebleness, fragility, frailness, frailty, infirmity, languidness, languor, weakness, lowness, wimpinessRelated Words decay, decrepitude; breakdown, collapse, prostration; exhaustion, fatigue, lassitude, weariness; defenselessness, helplessness, impotence, impuissance, powerlessness; effeteness, softness, tenderness; disablement, incapacitation, invalidism; damage, harm, hurt, impairment, injuryNear Antonyms energy, vitality; brawniness, fitness, heftiness, huskiness, lustiness, muscularity, virility; hardness, ruggedness, stoutness, sturdiness, toughness; health, healthiness, soundness, wellnessAntonyms hardihood, hardiness, robustness, strength, vigor




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