- having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent: a listless mood; a listless handshake.
Origin of listless
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Examples from the Web for listlessly
"Does beat all how she kin do it," thought Wade, listlessly.Dust
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
"I should be very glad to make you a present of them, Cousin Gussie," he said, listlessly.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
"No—I don't remember ever having said that to myself," she admitted, listlessly.
"I daresay they're quite right," Lady Cressage replied, listlessly.
"Yes—I'm very fit—thanks," Thorpe said, listlessly, and the other left him.
- disinclined for any effort or exertion; lacking vigour, enthusiasm, or energy
C15: from list desire + -less
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Word Origin and History for listlessly
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