listless (comparative more listless, superlative most listless)
- Lacking energy, enthusiasm, or liveliness.
- 1818, Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Frankenstein, ch. 18:
- I passed whole days on the lake alone in a little boat, watching the clouds and listening to the rippling of the waves, silent and listless.
- 1861, Charlotte M. Yonge, The Stokesley Secret, ch. 6:
- What an entirely different set of beings were those Stokesley children in lesson-time. . . . Poor, listless, stolid, deplorable logs, with bowed backs and crossed ankles, pipy voices and heavy eyes!
- 1901, William Somerset Maugham, The Hero, ch. 21:
- The scene with Mrs. Wallace had broken his spirit, and he was listless now, indifferent to what happened.
- 2005 Nov. 29, Aryn Baker, "John Hardy: Bali Guy," Time:
- “Listless, inattentive, distracted,” he recited. “A daydreamer. Tries his best, but is too slow.”
- Italian: apatico (it), spento (it)
- Japanese: 物憂げ (ものうげ, monouge)
- Malay: iwingohe
- Maori: toupiore, anuhea, iwingohe, waikorohuhō, ārangirangi, tauwherū, ārangirangi
- Portuguese: lânguido (pt), apático (pt)
- Romanian: apatic (ro), atonic (ro)
- Russian: вя́лый (ru) (vjályj), апати́чный (ru) (apatíčnyj), безразли́чный (ru) (bezrazlíčnyj)
- Spanish: apático, indiferente (es)
- Swedish: håglös (sv), likgiltig (sv), apatisk (sv), loj (sv)
- Turkish: bezgin (tr)