Origin of listless
Related formslist·less·ly, adverblist·less·ness, noun
Examples from the Web for listlessness
This listlessness was perhaps originally caused by oppression and misery, a hard life and cruel masters.Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak|Harriette McDougall
His listlessness and amiability alike went out of him, and he sat huge and erect in his throne.The Coming of Cuculain|Standish O'Grady
He complained of the listlessness and want of attention of the Indians to the truths by Mr. G., his spiritual guide.
Out of the listlessness of convalescence my interests began to renew themselves.Memoirs of a Midget|Walter de la Mare
The Court and the Faubourg roused itself from its listlessness and reserve.The Duchesse de Langeais|Honore de Balzac