Lassitude
Lassitude Las"si*tude (l[a^]s"s[i^]*t[=u]d), n. [L. lassitudo, fr. lassus faint, weary; akin to E. late: cf. F. lassitude. See {Late}.] A condition of the body, or mind, when its voluntary functions are performed with difficulty, and only by a strong exertion of the will; languor; debility; weariness. [1913 Webster]

The corporeal instruments of action being strained to a high pitch . . . will soon feel a lassitude. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]


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  • lassitude — [ lasityd ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. lassitudo 1 ♦ État d une personne lasse. ⇒ abattement, fatigue. « toujours épuisée et accablée, atteinte de [...] lassitude chronique » (Hugo) . 2 ♦ Abattement mêlé d ennui, de dégoût, de découragement. Auguste fut… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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  • lassitude — early 15c., from M.Fr. lassitude (14c.), from L. lassitudinem (nom. lassitudo) faintness, weariness, from lassus faint, tired, weary, from PIE *led slow, weary (Cf. O.E. læt sluggish, slow; see LATE (Cf. late) (adj.)), from root *le …   Etymology dictionary

  • lassitude — index inertia, languor, prostration Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • lassitude — ► NOUN ▪ physical or mental weariness; lack of energy. ORIGIN Latin lassitudo, from lassus tired …   English terms dictionary

  • lassitude — [las′i to͞od΄, las′ityo͞od΄] n. [Fr < L lassitudo < lassus, faint, weary: see LATE] a state or feeling of being tired and listless; weariness; languor …   English World dictionary

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