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listless

list·less

listless

pronunciation:
lIst lihs
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part of speech: adjective
definition: 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.
synonyms:
lackadaisical, languid, leaden, lethargic, lifeless, torpid
antonyms:
active, alive, dynamic, eager, energetic, lively, vital
similar words:
apathetic, idle, inactive, inert, lazy, logy, phlegmatic, sluggish, spiritless, wan, wasted, weary, wooden, worn-out
derivations: listlessly (adv.), listlessness (n.)
Word Parts
The word listless contains the following part:
-less Middle English adjective-forming suffix that means without
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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.
synonyms:
a-1, an-1
antonyms:
-ful1