Adjective "Listless" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person or their manner) lacking energy or enthusiasm.
  1. 'After seemingly endless weeks of constant commotion, they appear listless and lethargic.'
  2. 'When we lose touch with our authentic desire, we become listless and apathetic.'
  3. 'He brought an extra life to the character who stands listless before a deluge of tragedies as his children die in succession.'
  4. 'He seemed listless and uninterested at times last year - and ineffective at others.'
  5. 'The change was dramatic: he became listless and unresponsive.'
  6. 'I could smell the electricity hanging in the listless air.'
  7. 'The tigers paced desperately and the gorillas and chimps seemed listless and apathetic.'
  8. 'This is not a good show for a listless Sunday afternoon.'
  9. 'A full stomach draws blood to the belly and away from the brain, leaving you listless and dull.'
  10. 'The tempo never varies from a listless crawl; the vocals, rhythms and arrangements all struggle to stay in the background.'


1. having or showing little or no interest in anything; languid; spiritless; indifferent: a listless mood; a listless handshake.

More examples(as adjective)

"tradings can be listless in absences."

"markets can be listless on dates."

"markets can be listless in afternoons."

"tradings can be listless with shares."

"swaps can be listless with levels."

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Middle English: from list + -less.