listless

[ list-lis ]
/ ˈlɪst lɪs /

adjective

having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent: a listless mood; a listless handshake.

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earnest

Origin of listless

First recorded in 1400–50, listless is from the late Middle English word lystles. See list4, -less

OTHER WORDS FROM listless

list·less·ly, adverblist·less·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for listlessness

listless
/ (ˈlɪstlɪs) /

adjective

disinclined for any effort or exertion; lacking vigour, enthusiasm, or energy

Derived forms of listless

listlessly, adverblistlessness, noun

Word Origin for listless

C15: from list desire + -less
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