- Word Parts
|part of speech:
||feeling or showing no energy or no interest in doing anything; lethargic.
Her husband had become listless in his retirement, and she hoped he would find some new interests.The drug makes some people listless.
- lackadaisical, languid, leaden, lethargic, lifeless, torpid
- active, alive, dynamic, eager, energetic, lively, vital
- similar words:
- apathetic, idle, inactive, inert, lazy, logy, phlegmatic, sluggish, spiritless, wan, wasted, weary, wooden, worn-out
||damp, dopey, drowsy, indolent, insipid, limp, passive, shiftless, slack, sleepy, slothful
||listlessly (adv.), listlessness (n.)
The word listless
contains the following part:
that means without
More about this word part:
The suffix -less
attaches primarily to monosyllabic English nouns. However, -less
is a fully productive suffix, meaning it can be added to any noun to form legitimate new words.
, flawless, formless
- a-1, an-1