lassitude

[ las-i-tood, -tyood ]
/ ˈlæs ɪˌtud, -ˌtyud /

noun

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.
a condition of lazy indifference: Democracy is hard work, and demands that citizens not drift into lassitude.

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Origin of lassitude

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

lassitude
/ (ˈlæsɪˌtjuːd) /

noun

physical or mental weariness

Word Origin for lassitude

C16: from Latin lassitūdō, from lassus tired
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Medical definitions for lassitude

lassitude
[ lăsĭ-tōōd′ ]

n.

A state or feeling of weariness, diminished energy, or listlessness.
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