As I turned, my listless glance included the man below in the churchyard.
Jam is there because of the sudden death of her boyfriend, Reeve, and the listless state of major depression it throws her into.
The New Republic enters the fray on the most important discussion of all time: Why do young people seem so listless?
The White House response to Tuesday's results has been listless at best.
It was no longer the poor wretch of a moment ago, but already almost a statue, notwithstanding her common and listless air.
Her voice was as imperious as it had been previously listless.
Half-naked, listless, indolent figures lie about, or walk slowly to and from the yard with seemingly purposeless indecision.
I had been motoring in a listless, solitary fashion about Languedoc.
The lights extinguished, by the hearth I leant, Half weary with a listless discontent.
She was listless, apathetic, calm with the calmness of a woman who knows she can suffer no further.
having no inclination or spirit; characterized by unwillingingness to exert
Middle English list 'desire' + less
In functional programming, a property of a function which allows it to be combined with other functions in a way that eliminates intermediate data structures, especially lists.
Phil Wadler's thesis gives the conditions for a function to be in listless form: each input list is traversed only once, one element at a time, from left to right. Each output list is generated once, one element at a time, from left to right. No other lists are generated or traversed.
Not all functions can be expressed in listless form (e.g. reverse).