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lassitude

[ las-i-tood, -tyood ]

noun

  1. weariness of body or mind from strain, oppressive climate, etc.; lack of energy; listlessness; languor:

    It was yet another day of extreme heat and lassitude.

  2. a condition of lazy indifference:

    Democracy is hard work, and demands that citizens not drift into lassitude.



lassitude

/ ˈlæsɪˌtjuːd /

noun

  1. physical or mental weariness


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Word History and Origins

Origin of lassitude1

First recorded in 1525–35; from Latin lassitūdō “weariness,” equivalent to lass(us) “weary” + -i- connecting vowel + -tūdō noun suffix; -i-, -tude

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Word History and Origins

Origin of lassitude1

C16: from Latin lassitūdō, from lassus tired

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Example Sentences

In the lead-up to a big race, such lassitude can be compounded by a sudden severe case of germophobia, characterized by obsessive hand-washing, decreased displays of physical affection, and reluctance to take care of coughing toddlers.

A quarter of Iran’s population is under the age of 14, close to half are under the age of 40, and almost all are struggling at a time of severe financial austerity and deep political lassitude toward their government, but also forces abroad.

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Everything about his behavior—his lassitude, his habitual indifference—makes more sense when you know his circumstances.

That immense ambition is gone, replaced by detachment and lassitude.

The good news is that the departure of Berlusconi could be a tonic that awakens Italy from a stupor of lassitude and indifference.

In fact, they are the universal wardrobe shorthand for sloth and lassitude.

Sweatpants are the universal wardrobe shorthand for sloth and lassitude.

It combats ennui, lassitude, and intolerable vacuity, soothing the nerves and diverting attention from self.

A feeling of lassitude possesses me, my feet drag heavily, and I experience great difficulty in mastering my sleepiness.

His mind seems to have become clouded, and the lassitude and ennui his work caused him is everywhere apparent.

Without doubt it was the effect of extreme lassitude, occasioned by continual thought and watchfulness.

There is experienced a feeling of lassitude, of being “easily tired out,” and a distaste for active exertion.

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