listless ADJECTIVE lacking energy or enthusiasm.
DERIVATIVES listlessly adverb listlessness noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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  • listlessly — adverb in a listless manner (Freq. 1) they shook hands rather listlessly • Derived from adjective: ↑listless …   Useful english dictionary

  • listlessly adv — 1) I should have written down the proposed food supplies, Tom said listlessly. 2) I refuse to make an agenda, Tom said listlessly …   English expressions

  • Listlessly — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • listlessly — adverb see listless …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • listlessly — See listless. * * * …   Universalium

  • listlessly — adverb In a listless manner, without energy …   Wiktionary

  • listlessly — adv. indifferently, languidly, without interest, apathetically, without energy …   English contemporary dictionary

  • listlessly — list·less·ly …   English syllables

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  • listless — listlessly, adv. listlessness, n. /list lis/, adj. having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent: a listless mood; a listless handshake. [1400 50; late ME lystles. See LIST4, LESS] * * * …   Universalium

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