Listlessness
Listless List"less, a. [OE. listles, lustles. See {Lust}.] Having no desire or inclination; indifferent; heedless; spiritless. `` A listless unconcern.'' --Thomson. [1913 Webster]

Benumbed with cold, and listless of their gain. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

I was listless, and desponding. --Swift.

Syn: Heedless; careless; indifferent; vacant; uninterested; languid; spiritless; supine; indolent. -- {List"less*ly}, adv. -- {List"less*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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