[ UK /lˈɪstləs/ ]
[ US /ˈɫɪstɫəs/ ]
  1. marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm
    reacted to the crisis with listless resignation
    a dispirited and divided Party
  2. lacking zest or vivacity
    he was listless and bored
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How To Use listless In A Sentence

  • I've had an insanely busy day here, and I was listening to the latest album but it was just making me kind of listless and spacy.
  • Some days she was listless, propped up facing the window, watching sunlight clock across the valleyed bedclothes. Spin
  • Jim listlessly streeked his limbs after wake - up.
  • Lena found her there a minute later, slumped down in the piles of paper, listlessly pawing through them, disconnected and withdrawn, a mental patient in a dayroom. NEVER WAVE GOODBYE
  • I picked listlessly at my Black Angus steak, not quite al dente fettuccine, and sighed.
  • The dogs then become listless, go off their food and vomit. The Sun
  • She could do nothing for herself, she could only obey Joan's dictates, and this she did in listless misery. That Lass o' Lowrie's: A Lancashire Story
  • Most of us, however, take life for granted. We know that one day we must die, but usually we picture that day as far in the future. When we are in buoyant health, death is all but unimaginable. We seldom think of it. The days stretch out in an endless vista. So we go about our petty tasks, hardly aware of our listless attitude toward life.
  • Does your voice sound nervous, monotone, listless or bored? The Sun
  • At these times I would feel bored and listless, trapped inside the walls of my house. M.E. and You - a self-help plan
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