What does listless mean?

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ˈlɪst lɪslist·less

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. listlessadjective

    lacking zest or vivacity

    "he was listless and bored"

  2. dispirited, listlessadjective

    marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm

    "a dispirited and divided Party"; "reacted to the crisis with listless resignation"


  1. listlessadjective

    Lacking energy, enthusiasm, or liveliness.

  2. Etymology: From list + -less.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Listlessadjective

    Etymology: from list.

    Intemperance and sensuality clog mens spirits, make them gross, listless, and unactive. John Tillotson, Sermons.

    If your care to wheat alone extend,
    Let Maja with her sisters first descend, Before you trust in earth your future hope,
    Or else expect a listless, lazy, crop. John Dryden, Virg.

    Lazy lolling sort
    Of ever listless loit’rers, that attend
    No cause, no trust. Alexander Pope.

    I was listless and desponding. Gulliver.

    The sick for air before the portal gasp,
    Or idle in their empty hives remain,
    Benum’d with cold, and listless of their gain. Dryden.


  1. listless

    Listless refers to a state of lacking energy, enthusiasm, or interest; feeling lethargic or indifferent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Listlessadjective

    having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of listless in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of listless in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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