Etymology
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listless (adj.)

"languid and unresponsive, slothful," mid-15c., from Middle English liste "pleasure, joy, delight" (see list (v.4)) + -less. Spenser, if no one else, tried listful (1590s). Related: Listlessly; listlessness.

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Definitions of listless

listless (adj.)
lacking zest or vivacity;
he was listless and bored
listless (adj.)
marked by low spirits; showing no enthusiasm;
reacted to the crisis with listless resignation
Synonyms: dispirited
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