having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent: a listless mood; a listless handshake.
Origin of listless
Related formslist·less·ly, adverblist·less·ness, noun
First recorded in 1400–50, listless
is from the late Middle English
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Related Words for listlesslylazily
Examples from the Web for listlessly
Historical Examples of listlessly
"Does beat all how she kin do it," thought Wade, listlessly.
Mr. and Mrs. Haldeman-Julius
"I should be very glad to make you a present of them, Cousin Gussie," he said, listlessly.
"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.
British Dictionary definitions for listlessly
Derived Formslistlessly, adverblistlessness, noun
disinclined for any effort or exertion; lacking vigour, enthusiasm, or energy
Word Origin for listless
C15: from list desire + -less
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Word Origin and History for listlessly
mid-15c., from Middle English liste "pleasure, joy, delight" (see list (v.4)) + -less. Related: Listlessly; listlessness.
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