- weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor.
- a condition of indolent indifference: the pleasant lassitude of the warm summer afternoon.
Origin of lassitude
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Examples from the Web for lassitude
Everything about his behavior—his lassitude, his habitual indifference—makes more sense when you know his circumstances.‘The Man Who Fell to Earth’ Is a Classic Twice over—as a Movie and a Novel
February 9, 2014
That immense ambition is gone, replaced by detachment and lassitude.Is Fiction Worthless? David Shields Think So
February 8, 2013
The good news is that the departure of Berlusconi could be a tonic that awakens Italy from a stupor of lassitude and indifference.Italy's Troubles Are Not the Tipping Point for Global Economic Collapse
November 10, 2011
In fact, they are the universal wardrobe shorthand for sloth and lassitude.
Sweatpants are the universal wardrobe shorthand for sloth and lassitude.
I seized a moment of lassitude, gave every man a trumpet, and gained the day with this handful.Self-Help
But the gathering grew sad, benumbed, as it were, with lassitude.His Masterpiece
Up to the moment of that discovery, all was lassitude and indifference.Confessions Of Con Cregan
Charles James Lever
But all the blue forces were broken, disorganized; there came an exhaustion, a lassitude.The Long Roll
On waking in the morning we all p. 263experienced languor and lassitude.Memoirs
Charles Godfrey Leland
- physical or mental weariness
C16: from Latin lassitūdō, from lassus tired
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Word Origin and History for lassitude
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness.
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