listlessness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From listless +‎ -ness.

Noun[edit]

listlessness (uncountable)

  1. The state of being listless; indifference; lethargy.
    • 1749, John Cleland, Fanny Hill: Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure Part 3
      But every thing must have an end. A motion made by this angelic youth, in the listlessness of going off sleep, replac'd his shirt and the bed-cloaths in a posture that shut up that treasure from longer view.

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